Key Message Update

Food insecurity remains in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in conflict affected areas

November 2019

November 2019 - January 2020

La zone de Tillabéri est en phase 3 alors que DIffa est en phase 2 grâce à l'assistance. Le reste du pays est en phase 1 avec quelques poches de la zone pastorale en phase 2.

February - May 2020

La zone de Tillabéri est en phase 3 alors que DIffa est en phase 2 grâce à l'assistance. Le reste du pays est en phase 1 avec quelques poches de la zone pastorale en phase 2.

IPC v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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

  • In Diffa, Tillabéry and Maradi, insecurity continues to fuel internal displacement and disrupts livelihoods. Humanitarian assistance is keeping food insecurity in Diffa in Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!). Crisis (IPC Phase 3) persists in Tillabéry.

  • The harvests led to an average level of agricultural production and local opportunities for income. Availability and access to food offer Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food security outcomes for most households.

  • In certain pastoral areas and areas affected by floods, low availability of fodder and cereal stocks are pushing poor households to migrate early with their livestock to minimize expenses related to the upkeep of their animals. These households are experiencing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels of food insecurity.

  • In Maradi, ongoing registration of refugees shows a provisionary number of 40,000 Nigerian refugees living with host families. However, the added pressure on host families’ resources is alleviated via humanitarian assistance through the Rapid Response Mechanism.

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.
Learn more About Us.

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