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Humanitarian access limited in food insecure parts of the Tillaberi region

  • Key Message Update
  • Niger
  • May 2019
Humanitarian access limited in food insecure parts of the Tillaberi region

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Household food stocks are becoming exhausted at typical seasonal rates and market supplies of staple goods are sufficient. Households make food and non-food expenditures with their income from typical strategies, such as the sale of horticultural products (mangoes, fruits and vegetables), petty trade, sale of livestock, and agricultural labor. Owing to these favorable conditions, most areas of the country will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through at least September 2019.

    • Food and livestock trade flows between Niger and source and destination countries remain active thanks to the good agricultural production in surplus-producing zones as well as the rebounding of the Naira compared to the FCFA. Market supply remains comparable to average despite the seasonal increase in local demand.

    • In the Diffa region, around Lake Chad and the Komadougou River, market disturbances and income losses due to the loss of main livelihoods, in particular the decrease in agriculture and fishing activities, continue to affect food security conditions for poor and displaced households. Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity will continue until September 2019.

    • Civil insecurity linked to armed groups and inter-community tensions in the Tillaberi region, particularly in the northern, border area with Mali, continues to cause population displacements. These people are deprived of their usual livelihoods and are dependent on community assistance and humanitarian aid, which, unfortunately, are difficult for them to reach because of the attacks often targeting humanitarian workers and the security measures limiting access to certain areas. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity is likely to continue until September 2019.

    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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