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Acute food insecurity in conflict zones, despite harvest

  • Key Message Update
  • Niger
  • November 2020
Acute food insecurity in conflict zones, despite harvest

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  • Key Messages

      The cereal harvests, which provide nearly 80 percent of consumers' calories, are estimated to be average to good overall, meaning that the majority of farm households secure their food consumption without depending on markets and food aid. Just as the majority of households in pastoral areas manage to buy sufficient quantities of cereals thanks to terms of trade estimated at 132 kg of millet for a goat in October 2020.

    • Most households are facing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity. Households facing below average income due to COVID-19 and in flood affected areas facing agricultural deficits who are receiving food aid as part of the implementation of an intervention plan for vulnerable populations are experiencing Minimal! (IPC Phase 1!) outcomes.

    • Insecurity is disrupting agricultural and pastoral livelihoods in conflict-affected areas of northern Tillabery and Tahoua and reducing humanitarian access, resulting in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes. In conflict-affected areas of Diffa and southern Maradi, the impacts of conflicts on agricultural and pastoral livelihoods and food security are mitigated by the food assistance provided, resulting in Stressed ! (IPC Phase 2!) food insecurity.

    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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