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Crisis outcomes persist in certain areas despite good rainfall and improved food access

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • September 2017
Crisis outcomes persist in certain areas despite good rainfall and improved food access

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Due to a good level of rainfall, the upcoming harvest is expected to be good in most of the country. Dry spells in Biltine, Bokoro, Pala and Laï and flood in 3,300 ha in Mandoul and Moyen Chari will likely lead to lower yields that will be compensated by vegetable production and counter-season sorghum (Berbéré).

    • Peanut, cassava and maize harvest and milk availability improved food access in Crisis areas (Lake Chad, south of Kanem and BEG, north of Wadi Fira and Guera). This improvement is still limited and food security outcomes will continue in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) until the end of September. 

    • Pastures are in average conditions in the pastoral zone, with localized pockets below average in Hadjer Lamis, Kanem, Guera and Wadi Fira. Conditions will likely worsen, leading to an early pastoral lean season at the beginning of 2018, disrupting herd migration.

    • Markets are well provided, except for BET. The food availability is within average given the lean season, but the markets in BET are under the negative effects of the disruption of flows towards and from Libya. Food insecurity outcomes will remain in Stress (IPC Phase 2) until the end of September. 

    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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