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Slight improvements are noted in the pastoral zone as the rainy season progresses

  • Key Message Update
  • Niger
  • July 2018
Slight improvements are noted in the pastoral zone as the rainy season progresses

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • After a hesitant start to the season by the end of June 2018, the installation of the rainy season was completed in mid-July 2018 following improvements in rainfall. These conditions are contributing to the availability of agricultural labor opportunities for poor households in the agricultural zone where generally Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is present, although some areas in the agropastoral zone of the Tillabéry Region affected by the conflict are experiencing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes.

    • Pastoral conditions have not yet improved significantly, as the rains have not yet allowed for full replenishment of water points nor good emergence of pasture. This is leading to a continuation of the lean season in July. Atypically poor purchasing power as a result of poor livestock body conditions means poor pastoral households remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in July 2018.

    • Markets are adequately supplied with food and livestock. The supply of cereals (maize, sorghum and millet) comes largely from imports and subsidized sales by the government. Demand for consumption needs is average to below average due to ongoing targeted distributions to poor and vulnerable households by the government and its partners.

    • The Diffa Region is in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). The rainy season is progressing normally, but the effects of the ongoing civil conflict on household livelihoods and access to humanitarian assistance will result in poor and undiversified food consumption for poor households in inaccessible areas.

    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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