Key Message Update

Border closure with Libya limits food availability in Tibesti

March 2019

March - May 2019

Le pays est en phase 1, sauf Lac en phase 2 ! et le Tibesti en phase 3.

June - September 2019

Le pays est en phase 1, sauf Lac en phase 2 ! et le Tibesti en phase 3.

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

  • The recent closure of the border with Libya by the government and the recent events are disrupting Tibesti's supply routes. Households are affected by declining availability. As a result, livelihoods are deteriorating with limited food consumption and the area is facing Crisis (IPC, Phase 3) food security outcomes.

  • In the Lac region, sporadic recurrent attacks during the last semester are causing internal population movements. Displaced and refugee households have acceptable food consumption thanks to humanitarian assistance. Most of them would be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) from May, in the absence of assistance. Host households are able to cover their food needs despite pressure from the displaced.

  • The final results published in mid-March by the Directorate of Agricultural Statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture indicate a cereal production of 3,021,973 tons, an increase of 12.6 per cent compared to the five-year average. However, some areas in the south (Mandoul, Tandjilé, Moyen Chari, Logone Oriental and Occidental) have small deficits and are currently facing minimal food insecurity. Households have a good level of stocks that could cover needs until May.

  • Markets are well supplied with food thanks to the good 2018 rainfed cereal crops and berberé, which strengthen cereal supply. Cereal prices are down, with the exception of rice-growing areas. On the other hand, the markets of Tibesti are poorly supplied because of the total closure of the borders with Libya and the levels of stocks are low.

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