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Stressed (IPC Phase 2 !) food security outcomes in Diffa, thanks to humanitarian assistance

  • Key Message Update
  • Niger
  • January 2018
Stressed (IPC Phase 2 !) food security outcomes in Diffa, thanks to humanitarian assistance

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Thanks to the counter season production and the seasonal income generating activities, food insecurity will remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) in most agricultural and agropastoral areas of the country until at least May 2018. 

    • However, consecutive fodder deficits and the decrease in livestock prices lead to unfavorable pastoral conditions. Poor households will face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food security outcomes between March and May 2018 in the pastoral areas of Tahoua, Agadez, Zinder and Maradi.

    • Staple food availability is below average, due to the low performance of the agricultural campaign and the disruption of the trade flows coming from Nigeria, where source markets have high prices for exportation. Demand is high in local markets, due to replenishing of institutional and traders’ stocks, contributing to the higher than seasonal average prices. 

    • In Diffa region, civil insecurity keeps disturbing livelihoods of pastoral populations as well as those in the pepper crops areas. Food and income sources are below average, placing the region in Crisis (IPC phase 3) until May 2018. If planned humanitarian assistance is confirmed, certain areas could face Stressed (IPC phase 2!) food security outcomes. 

    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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