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Climate, Conflict, and Migration

Climate, Conflict, and Migration

This page features an interactive map with FEWS NET’s most recent acute food insecurity classifications and data for related drivers including climate, conflict, and migration across East Africa. By including these data on a single map, FEWS NET aims to facilitate a better understanding of the operating context in areas where acute food insecurity is occurring or forecast.

  • The acute food insecurity classifications displayed on this map are developed through FEWS NET’s scenario development process and reflect the most recent projections, which are made by analyzing a wide range of data from various sources including Livelihood Zone Baseline Assessments, satellite data, survey data, key informant interviews, and more. This differs from conflict and migration data, which are raw data pulled from ACLED and IOM, respectively, and are available for further interpretation.

  • Data on conflict events are not representative of the security situation in a particular country or region. Collecting reliable conflict and migration data in areas of civil unrest is a complex and difficult undertaking, and this should be considered when analyzing these data.

  • The relationship between flooding and food security is complex, and flood detection data are provided as a base layer for situational awareness. While some food production systems are reliant on flood water for irrigation, floods can also impact food security by damaging infrastructure. Flood detection data in this interactive map are provided by NOAA VIIRS.

  • This map is a living document that will continue to be updated with additional data and features.

About this Interactive Map

Acute food insecurity is a complex outcome driven by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, climate, conflict, and resulting migration flows. While the relationships between climate, conflict, migration, and hunger are difficult to disentangle, each of the drivers visualized on this page interrelates with acute food insecurity, either as a driver, outcome, or both. FEWS NET developed this interactive map to help analysts better visualize data related to acute food insecurity and its drivers for use in humanitarian planning and responses.

Select an option from the map view dropdown menu below to see conflict data from the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) or migration data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Use the slider at the top of the map to view conflict or migration data for a given time period. Click on the square icon above the north symbol in the upper right corner to add or adjust base data layers displayed underneath conflict and migration data. Base data layers, which are available for comparison, are currently static and not controlled by the time slider. The base data layers related to climate are available for the current year and 2015, an analog El Niño year. All other base layers include the latest data available to FEWS NET.

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