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Food Security Outlook Briefing for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

  • Special Report
  • West Africa
  • January 7, 2015
Food Security Outlook Briefing for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Ebola-related fears and official restrictions on population movements have limited market functioning and typical livelihood activities across the region.

    • 2014/15 harvests are expected to be average to slightly below-average.

    • As most agricultural households are consuming their recent harvests, food security outcomes are currently most severe amongst households directly impacted by Ebola and poor, non-agricultural households residing in worst-affected zones.

    • As households become increasingly market dependent during the first quarter of 2015, atypically poor purchasing power will limit food access. By June 2015, Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity is expected for poor households across much of the region.

    Occasionally, FEWS NET will publish a Special Report that serves to provide an in-depth analysis of food security issues of particular concern that are not covered in FEWS NET’s regular monthly reporting. These reports may focus on a specific factor driving food security outcomes anywhere in the world during a specified period of time. For example, in 2019, FEWS NET produced a Special Report on widespread flooding in East Africa and its associated impacts on regional food security.

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