Key Message Update

Prolonged dry spells affect crops in the Sudanian area

July 2019

July - September 2019

Le Tibesti est en Phase 3, alors que le Lac et une partie du sud en phase 2.

October 2019 - January 2020

Le Tibesti est en Phase 3, alors que le Lac en phase 2.

IPC v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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

  • In Tibesti, household food access remains limited and the food available is not diversified. To cope with these difficulties, households reduce the number of meals and consume packaged food in place of local products. This area remains at Crisis level (IPC, Phase 3). In Lac, displaced people are facing Stress (IPC, Phase 2!) thanks to humanitarian assistance.

  • In the Sudanian areas, most poor households have depleted their food stocks following the poor production of 2018-2019. Prolonged dry spells have caused losses but could be recovered following good rains in July. This area is facing Stress (IPC, Phase 2) conditions. The rest of the country is facing minimal food insecurity (IPC, Phase 1).

  • The markets are well stocked thanks to above average traders’ stocks. Demand is up slightly in some southern regions, including Mandoul, Moyen Chari, Tandjilé and both Logones, due to low inventories. Prices of cereals (millet, sorghum, maize and rice) in June are meeting an atypical decrease, with the exception of conflict areas.

  • The agropastoral campaign started early with a cumulative excess rainfall, except in central Guera, Salamat, South Mandoul and West Tandjilé. However, the regularity and the level of rains at the beginning of July will likely lead to a normal recovery of the agropastoral campaign. Pasture is poor on the Abéche-Guereda axis due to prolonged dry spells. 

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