Key Message Update

The situation in Diffa remains concerning

September 2015
2015-Q3-1-1-NE-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

  • Due to the significant pickup in the rainfall situation, planted crops are showing good vegetative growth, especially cash crops. Cowpea harvests and wild food products are increasing food availability for agricultural households.

  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity continues, however, in September 2015 in agricultural and agropastoral zones of Ouallam (Tillabéri), and Goure and Dungass (Zinder). For these zones, as well as other zones, the cereal and cash crop harvests will improve food availability and access between October and December 2015.

  • Pastoral and watering point conditions have significantly improved since mid-July, which has resulted in good livestock body conditions. Livestock prices are higher than average in September leading to favorable livestock/cereal terms of trade for pastoralists. In pastoral zones, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity will continue until December 2015 except in Abalak, where acute food insecurity is Stresses (IPC Phase 2) through the end of September.

  • In the Diffa region, the socio-economic impact of the security crisis continues to bring many households to depend strongly on humanitarian assistance. Local and displaced household will continue to rely on aid as Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity continues.

     

    For more detailed analysis, see the August 2015 Food Security Outlook Update for Niger.

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. Read more about our work.

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