Key Message Update

Good availability of cereals with the ongoing harvest

November 2014
2014-Q4-1-2-ML-en

IPC 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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

  • Generally above-average harvests across the country are leading to good availability of cereals for households and markets. In addition, average to above-average incomes allow for good household market access. All zones throughout the country will continue to experience Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity between November and March 2015.

  • Poor households in Gao, Bourem and in lake areas of Goundam and Niafunké will exhaust their stocks earlier than normal due to below-average harvests. They will intensify non-agricultural labor and reduce their non-food and food expenses. Beginning in April 2015, these households will experience Stress (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity.

  • Following the case in Kayes, more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been recorded in the capital. However, no significant disruptions have been noted as of yet, and market activities and migration continue despite the rigorous health monitoring measures being taken at the Guinean border.

     

    For more detailed analysis, see the Food Security Outlook for October to March.

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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