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Presence Country
Key Message Update

The pastoral situation is improving thanks to the rains

July 2018

July - September 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • The pastoral situation has started improving thanks to the good rains favoring the livestock body condition. However, households are unable to commit to non-food expenditures because of low income from livestock sales. The household food consumption of Kanem, Bahr-el-Gazal (BEG), Guera, Batha and Wadi Fira remains in deficit and is in Crisis (IPc, Phase 3).

  • The installation of the rainy season allowed the normal start of agricultural activities. However, dry spells of about ten days are recorded in Ouaddaï (Assoungha and Ouara), Wadi Fira (Kobe, Biltine and Megri) in Moyen Chari (Barh Koh, Lac Iro) and in Eastern Mandoul, but farmers have proceeded to restart sowing in the affected fields.

  • An atypical drop in demand is observed in most markets, including regions with structural deficit (Batha, BEG, Kanem, Wadi Fira). Prices are stable with the exception of sorghum and maize, which show increases of 11 and 18 percent respectively compared to the five-year average, at Kélo (East Tandjilé) and Moussoro (BEG). Low incomes limit household access to markets.

  • In the Sudanian zone, green harvests improve food consumption of very poor and poor households. Food insecurity is Minimal (IPC, Phase 1) in most of the country. Household food consumption in Kanem, Bahr-el-Gazal (BEG), Guera, Batha and Wadi Fira remains in deficit and leads to food security in Crisis (IPC, Phase 3).

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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