Key Message Update

Bean plantations in flowering stage affected by water shortages in Nord and Nord-Est departments

January 2020

January 2020

L'ensemble du pays se trouve en crise et en stress alimentaire (phases 2 et 3 de l'IPC)

February - May 2020

L'ensemble du pays se trouve en crise et en stress alimentaire (phases 2 et 3 de l'IPC)

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

  • Livelihoods remain disrupted due to high food price, the lack of employment opportunities and the residual effects of the socio-political crisis. Poor households will continue to intensify the sale of charcoal and animals, delay the return of children to school, consume early crops, etc., to maintain their basic food consumption. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Stress (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity remains.

  • The socio-political situation remains relatively normal and most economic activities have resumed since November. However, the current dysfunction of Parliament creates uncertainty, and a possible deterioration of the situation is likely to undermine this apparent calm. Household food security therefore remains fragile.

  • The bean is currently in early flowering stage or about to be harvested depending on the region. Its yield could be reduced in the Nord and Nord-Est departments because of a water deficit observed since the end of December and in the Artibonite because of strong winds. Other winter crops such as maize and pigeon peas, as well as bananas, roots and tubers are being harvested or are in the process of being harvested in other regions.

  • Markets operate normally across the country now, with the exception of Croix-des-Bossales market in the capital, allowing producers to sell their produce and traders to operate. The rest of the economy is also gradually recovering from the tensions that previously affected the country, although it is still possible that the disturbances will resume.

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, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics