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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Conflict continues to cause elevated levels of acute food insecurity in the east and west of the country

March 2019

March - May 2019

June - September 2019

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

  • Food consumption for most farming households is assured by grain production and current harvests of off-season products. Access to staples is facilitated by seasonal income from sales of off-season products and animal products that allow the majority of households to remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

  • Access to cereals through market purchases still represents just a small proportion of households' food sources in March 2019 as household food stocks are still available. This is reflected in the weak market demand and a steady downward trend in grain prices, which is currently below the average of the last five years.

  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity remains ongoing in the Diffa region as food assistance prevents worse outcomes for many. Food security outcomes will continue at this level until at least September 2019 due to the ongoing conflict that continues to severely hinder household livelihood activities.

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity still prevails in the Tillabery region and will persist until at least September 2019. The food situation is particularly worrying in the areas bordering the border with Mali because of the effects of attacks by armed groups that continue to generate new displacement and disruption of sources of income and food as well as markets.

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 28 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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