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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Slight improvements are noted in the pastoral zone as the rainy season progresses

July 2018 to January 2019

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

  • After a hesitant start to the season by the end of June 2018, the installation of the rainy season was completed in mid-July 2018 following improvements in rainfall. These conditions are contributing to the availability of agricultural labor opportunities for poor households in the agricultural zone where generally Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is present, although some areas in the agropastoral zone of the Tillabéry Region affected by the conflict are experiencing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes.

  • Pastoral conditions have not yet improved significantly, as the rains have not yet allowed for full replenishment of water points nor good emergence of pasture. This is leading to a continuation of the lean season in July. Atypically poor purchasing power as a result of poor livestock body conditions means poor pastoral households remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in July 2018.

  • Markets are adequately supplied with food and livestock. The supply of cereals (maize, sorghum and millet) comes largely from imports and subsidized sales by the government. Demand for consumption needs is average to below average due to ongoing targeted distributions to poor and vulnerable households by the government and its partners.

  • The Diffa Region is in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). The rainy season is progressing normally, but the effects of the ongoing civil conflict on household livelihoods and access to humanitarian assistance will result in poor and undiversified food consumption for poor households in inaccessible areas.

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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