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Conflict is keeping households Stressed (IPC Phase 2) despite recent harvests

  • Key Message Update
  • Cameroon
  • November 2021
Conflict is keeping households Stressed (IPC Phase 2) despite recent harvests

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Food security in the Extrême-Nord region is generally improving following an overall average output during the main 2021 season. Harvests have allowed households to increase their food supply and income by selling a portion of the crops. In addition, household access to market food is improving, as prices of the main grains in the region's markets are declining to near-average levels. Significant price declines were recorded for red sorghum and maize between September and November. Under these conditions, the districts in the west and south of the Extrême-Nord region will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) until at least May 2022.

    • Conflict- and drought-affected departments, including Logone et Chari, Mayo Sava, and Mayo Tsanaga in the Extrême-Nord region, continue to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) as disruptions to access to typical income sources limit the ability of poor households to purchase essential non-food items (clothing, school, and medical care). The Logone et Chari and Mayo Sava departments, where output was below average, are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) between March and May 2022.

    • Due to reduced access to the usual food and income sources and decreased purchasing power for food and non-food needs, poor households in the conflict-affected Northwest and Southwest regions remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2). However, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is expected during the lean season from February to May 2022, as poor households' food stocks will be depleted. As a result, they will be increasingly dependent on the market, while at the same time facing above-average staple food prices and low incomes.

    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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