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Acute Food Insecurity

Acute Food Insecurity

Every four months, FEWS NET analysts use a scenario development process to estimate food security outcomes for the coming eight months. Based on a convergence of evidence, the most likely scenario is projected, and expected levels of food insecurity are classified using the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) system. 

FEWS NET acute food insecurity data, dating back to June 2009, are available for download on this page.

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FEWS NET acute food insecurity data, dating back to June 2009, are available for download as regional geographic information system (GIS) shapefiles and images. Country-specific GIS shapefiles and images, starting from October 2020, are also available for download. These data are published every month, and the most recent acute food insecurity data can be found at the top of the page. 

FEWS NET classifications are IPC-compatible, which means they adhere to IPC protocols but do not necessarily represent a technical consensus and therefore do not always match the results generated by the IPC. 

Click the “download all data” button at the top of this page for historical and current situation (non-projection) data for all regions and countries. We suggest using this option when analyzing historical food insecurity because this represents FEWS NET’s classification of the current food security situation at that time. 

Alternatively, you can search for and download current situation and projection data or maps for any period using the filter and options below. If you receive “no results” when selecting a country or region from the drop-down menu, no shapefiles are currently available.

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Short Description

Every four months, FEWS NET analysts use a scenario development process to estimate food security outcomes for the coming eight months. Based on a convergence of evidence, the most likely scenario is projected, and expected levels of food insecurity are classified using the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) system. 

FEWS NET acute food insecurity data, dating back to June 2009, are available for download on this page.

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Mali Mali Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Uganda Uganda Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Democratic Republic of Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Southern Africa Southern Africa Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Lesotho Lesotho Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Sudan Sudan Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Nigeria Nigeria Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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West Africa West Africa Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Acute Food Insecurity Classification (March 2024 - September 2024) Mar 2024 - Sep 2024

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Burundi Burundi Acute Food Insecurity Classification (February 2024 - September 2024) Feb 2024 - Sep 2024

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