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The situation in Diffa remains concerning

  • Key Message Update
  • Niger
  • September 2015
The situation in Diffa remains concerning

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Due to the significant pickup in the rainfall situation, planted crops are showing good vegetative growth, especially cash crops. Cowpea harvests and wild food products are increasing food availability for agricultural households.

    • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity continues, however, in September 2015 in agricultural and agropastoral zones of Ouallam (Tillabéri), and Goure and Dungass (Zinder). For these zones, as well as other zones, the cereal and cash crop harvests will improve food availability and access between October and December 2015.

    • Pastoral and watering point conditions have significantly improved since mid-July, which has resulted in good livestock body conditions. Livestock prices are higher than average in September leading to favorable livestock/cereal terms of trade for pastoralists. In pastoral zones, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity will continue until December 2015 except in Abalak, where acute food insecurity is Stresses (IPC Phase 2) through the end of September.

    • In the Diffa region, the socio-economic impact of the security crisis continues to bring many households to depend strongly on humanitarian assistance. Local and displaced household will continue to rely on aid as Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity continues.

       

      For more detailed analysis, see the August 2015 Food Security Outlook Update for Niger.

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    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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