COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Food Security

COVID-19 is one of a number of drivers of acute food insecurity, including, but not limited to, conflict, macroeconomic shocks, weather shocks, pest outbreaks, etc. The outcomes displayed on the map result from these multiple shocks. By clicking on a country, you can learn more about COVID-19’s specific impact.

FEWS NET's analyses incorporate the short- and longer-term impacts of COVID-19, alongside other shocks, to estimate cumulative current and future impacts on acute food insecurity among households in the geographies we monitor. This page presents these analyses and key associated data and information.

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Monitoring Resources

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) COVID-19 Dashboard You are now leaving fews.net
Resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives

Links to Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard

Africa Center for Strategic Studies You are now leaving fews.net
Mapping risk factors for the spread of COVID-19 in Africa

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) You are now leaving fews.net
Coverage of the pandemic's impact on political violence and protest around the world

Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) You are now leaving fews.net
Focus on the immediate, short and medium-term secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, for regions, countries and crisis hot spots

International Organization for Migration You are now leaving fews.net
How COVID-19 affects human mobility at the global, regional and country level

Logistics Cluster You are now leaving fews.net
Established to help minimize disruptions to the supply chain of current humanitarian operations due to COVID-19

Prevent Epidemics You are now leaving fews.net
Provides country-level information on epidemic preparedness

World Health Organization You are now leaving fews.net
Coronavirus disease situation reports

Links to the latest Global Food Security Alert related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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.
Learn more About Us.

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