Key Message Update

The increase in imported food prices continues amongst a fragile sociopolitical climate

July 2021

July - September 2021

October 2021 - January 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

  • The socio-political environment is calm but fragile, increasingly uncertain following the assassination of the Haitian president on July 7, 2021. Insecurity continues, particularly at the southern entrance to Port-au-Prince, which disrupts the supply of certain markets, and therefore the income of poor and very poor urban households.

  • Scarcity of fuel is observed in Port-Au-Price, impacted by control of the southern entrance by armed gangs, leading to an increase in the cost of transporting goods and amplifies the upward trend in the prices of products, especially imported products whose prices are already strongly correlated to the exchange rate. However, due to the ongoing harvests, the prices of local products is decreasing (except in Port-au-Prince). Ongoing since June, the harvests of maize, beans and other seasonal crops, are particularly observed in the southern part of the country, increasing local food availability for rural households.

  • In areas where harvests are below average and in certain districts of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Port-au-Prince, plagued by armed clashes between gangs, poor and very poor households are being forced to adopt more crisis strategies (consumption of early harvests or seeds, sale of wood, reduction in the quality or quantity of meals, begging, etc.) to maintain their current food consumption and will remain in crisis food insecurity (Phase 3 of the CPI).

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