Key Message Update

COVID-19 continues to disrupt the livelihoods of very poor households

January 2021

January 2021

Tout le nord du pays, le Kanem et le Bahr-el-Gazal, le Guéra et le Logone occidental sont en phase 2. Le Lac est en phase 2!. Le reste du pays est en phase 1

February - May 2021

Une partie du Batha, le Salamat, le Moyen Chari et le Mandoul sont en phase 1. Le Lac est en phase 2! et le reste du pays en phase 2.

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 rise in cases of COVID-19 contamination continues to disrupt economic activities. The reestablishment of control measures and their tightening (isolation of N’Djaména) in early January continues to affect the livelihoods of very poor and poor households in both rural and urban areas.

  • The persistent security crisis in the Lac region continues to affect the food situation of nearly 360,000 displaced persons and host households. The escalation of inter-community conflicts in several provinces (Batha, Mayo kebbi East, Sila, Tandjilé) has caused fires and led to population displacement and around 20 deaths. This disrupts the progress of the campaign the good progress of the transhumance.

  • In Bahr-el-Gazal (BEG) and Kanem, the increase in transportation costs is affecting supply of cereal markets despite the green harvest of berbere from Hadjer Lamis. Thus, in Mao and Moussoro, millet prices over 32% and 33% above the five-year average are reported due to an increase in demand from the decline in household stocks. An identical upward trend is observed in Abéché (30%) and Guereda (51%) due to demand from the border areas of the Sudanese province of Darfur.

  • In the Lac region, the food security of displaced persons and host households is under Stress (IPC Phase 2) thanks to humanitarian assistance. Households in Tibesti, BEG and Kanem have minimal food consumption but are not able to afford certain expenses without engaging in coping strategies due to rising prices in the markets. They are facing Stress (IPC Phase 2) food security outcomes. Despite the impacts of COVID-related measures on livelihoods, households in most areas of the country remain minimally food insecure (IPC Phase 1).

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