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In addition to good food access for most households brought on by main cereal harvests estimated to be sufficient for local needs, the quality of food consumption for most households is reinforced by the current harvests of irrigated agriculture. In the majority of agricultural and agro-pastoral areas of the country these favorable conditions will continue until at least March 2016.
Following poor pasture production in the 2015 season, the availability of forage for livestock in pastoral areas is becoming depleted earlier than normal and will lead to an early lean season in February/March 2016 (compared to April in a normal year) that could last longer than usual. However, due to livestock herd migration and assistance in the form of animal feed, livestock body conditions and their market value has not yet seen a significant decline. These pastoral areas remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2).
The security crisis persists in the Diffa Region and population movements are increasing with new displacements estimated at about 100,000 people. The areas near Lake Chad and the Komadougou River are most affected by these population movements undertaken due to ongoing attacks. The region continues to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity outcomes.
For more detailed analysis, please see the Food Security Outlook for October.
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.