Rwanda Food Security Outlook Update September 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 24 Sep 2013 View Original

Land preparation has begun following the onset of season ‘A’ rains

KEY MESSAGES

  • Food prices are higher than last year due to poor performance of the season ‘B’ harvest. The season ‘C’ harvest (October-November) is not expected to have a significant impact on the high prices.

  • Political tensions between Tanzania and Rwanda since late May have caused an unexpected inflow of more than 7,000 Rwandan returnees, many of whom lack shelter and livelihoods. These households face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity and are in need of food assistance.

  • Most households currently have Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity, though Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels are expected in the eastern agro-pastoral zone and eastern Congo Nile highland subsistence farming zone during the peak of the lean season in October to December.