Key Message Update

Fuel shortages leading to increases in commodity prices

November 2021

November 2021 - January 2022

February - May 2022

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

  • After about two months of shortages, the distribution of fuel products to gas stations resumed across the country. Supply of fuel remains constrained by consumers wanting to guard against a probable scarcity and individuals who buy it to resell it on the informal market at significantly above average prices.

  • Most markets operate at below average levels, due to the fuel shortages and also due to insecurity in Port-au-Prince which affects the cost of public transportation and the flow of goods. As a result, the prices of  local and imported food products continue to increase above last year's levels and above the five-year average.

  • Following a diplomatic incident between the Haitian and Dominican authorities, deportations of Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic have been observed on the border. The subsequent strengthening of border point controls is likely to disrupt trade, impact the income of those who depend on migration and increase pressure on Haitian households to accommodate deported families.

  • Apart from irrigated zones, the performance of the fall agricultural season was compromised in areas facing dryness and water deficits since August. Below average harvests are therefore expected. Households in these areas, as well as those residing in poor neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince impacted by gang violence, will face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes. The areas affected by the earthquake last August, benefiting from emergency humanitarian assistance, will therefore face Stressed ! (IPC Phase 2!) outcomes.

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 approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
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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