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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Humanitarian support is needed for poor households in the Goundam Lakes area, the Inner Niger Delta and Gourma

July 2018

July - September 2018

Carte de la situation de securite alimentaire: la plupart du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) avec Stress (Phase 2 ! de l'IPC) au centre de la pays entre juin et septembre 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

Carte de la situation de securite alimentaire: toute le pays est en Phase Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) entre octobre 2018 et janvier 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 progress of the agricultural season is normal across the country. The healthy recovery of the rains in late June-early July has led to an intensification of field work (land preparation, manure spreading, sowing, etc.) that provide income and food opportunities for households that depend on it.

  • The revival of pastures and water points thanks to the June-July rains eased the difficulties of the pastoral lean season in the Western Sahel and the pastoral zones of the regions of Gao and Timbuktu. Animal production (milk, butter, cheese), although low compared to the average and the improvement of animal body conditions are favorable for increased incomes and food availability for pastoral households.

  • Market supply of cereals remains average throughout the country, despite the seasonal decline in supply, which is greater than in the normal year. Higher grain prices, between 5 and 35 percent above the five-year average, as well as declining livestock-grain terms of trade, are negatively affecting poor pastoral and agropastoral households' access to food.

  • Poor households in the Goundam Lakes, Gourma Lakes, and in parts of the Inner Niger Delta and Western Sahel are resorting to atypical coping strategies to meet their food needs due to early depletion of stocks and market access difficulties, pending the expected harvest in October. As a result, they find themselves in a situation of Stress (Phase 2! IPC) with the need for humanitarian support until October.

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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