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Food insecurity remains in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in conflict areas

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • January 2019
Food insecurity remains in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in conflict areas

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Conflicts in Lac and Tibesti continue to cause population movements and affect livelihoods and trade. The latest clashes on the Chadian-Nigerian border resulted in the displacement of 1658 people and the arrival in Ngouboua of 3487 Nigerian refugees. These areas face food insecurity in Stress and Crisis (Phases2! And 3 of the IPC) respectively with and without food aid.

    • Food markets are well supplied with good levels of merchant and household stocks. On the other hand, those in the conflict zones (Lac and Tibesti) are experiencing disruptions because of the resurgence of attacks since the end of December. Cereal prices are falling seasonally with the exception of rice-growing areas’ markets.

    • The pastoral situation is satisfactory thanks to a above normal availability of resources (pasture and water). These resources will be able to cover the needs until the beginning of the next rainy season (May / June). Animal body conditions are better than normal, and transhumance is following seasonal trends.

    • Off-season crops (market gardening and berbere) develop normally thanks to the residual moisture favored by the good rainfall of 2018 and the winter dew. Harvests expected from the end of January are expected to be slightly above average. With the exception of Lake and Tibesti, the entire country is experiencing minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1).

    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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