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Displaced households in Afghanistan will require humanitarian assistance during the winter and lean seasons

  • Key Message Update
  • Middle East and Asia
  • October 2014
Displaced households in Afghanistan will require humanitarian assistance during the winter and lean seasons

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • In Afghanistan and Tajikistan, near-average to above-average wheat harvests in most areas and other typical income sources are helping a majority of households stock normally for the winter and lean season. Regional wheat market supplies are generally stable. Wheat grain production in Kazakhstan is estimated to be slightly below-average, whereas in Pakistan, wheat harvest estimates are slightly above-average. However, depreciation of local currencies in Afghanistan and Tajikistan will put upward pressure on import prices.

    • Below-average precipitation in Badghis Province in Afghanistan during March and April 2014 and cold weather during crop vegetative stage led to a below-average harvest. Poor households will be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from November 2014 through March 2015.

    • In Afghanistan, nearly 33,000 displaced Pakistani families, primarily in Khost and Paktika Provinces, are in need of food and non-food assistance this winter. These households will move from Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) if additional food assistance is not delivered beyond November 2014.

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    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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