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27 Jan 2019 description

Emergency Food Security Assessment 2018

FSAC with the financial support of WFP, human resource support of Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and its partners and technical support of National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) successfully completed the post-harvest Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) in 336 districts of 34 provinces with total 16,000 HHs (rural population) being surveyed.

Main Findings:

27 Jan 2019 description

Cluster overview

Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) has been a central part of the humanitarian response in Afghanistan since 2008. FSAC is co-led by WFP & FAO, with a non-governmental organization (WHH) as co-chair. The cluster includes strong representation of government, national and international NGOs, donors, Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, UN agencies and research institutes. FSAC has 170 members with electronic reach to almost 480 partners/members in the country.

FSAC joint field mission to Nuristan

18 Nov 2018 description


Drought affected almost 6.2 million rural population in Afghanistan as per the recent Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted by food security cluster Afghanistan.

Out of 6.2 million rural population, 3.9 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. FSAC is targeting 3.9 million people in 22 worst affected provinces.

07 May 2018 description

Overview: The number of people facing acute food insecurity during the ongoing 2018 lean season is estimated to be greater than 2017, Prolong dry spell and poor rain fall affected agriculture, livestock farmers and laborers. The ongoing La Niña is expected to drive below-average cumulative precipitation and above average temperature. Agriculture and livestock production is significantly impacted in 21 provinces of the country. FSAC is planning a nation wide assessment to understand the impact of the drought and needs.

07 May 2018 description

FEWS Security Outlook

Below average precipitation and above average temperatures since October 2017 have resulted in significant reductions in (1) snow depths, (2) river flows, (3) dam levels, (4) water tables, and (5) soil moistures. These conditions have already negatively and irreversibly impacted the winter 2017 – 2018 agricultural season and are expected to also negatively impact the spring and summer 2018 agricultural season.

21 Mar 2018 description
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Full Report - English version
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Key Messages - English version
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Key Messages - Arabic version

Key messages

Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017

• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.

04 Jan 2018 description

Inside this Newsletter

  • FSAC achievements up to 3rd quarter 2017
  • Update on Seasonal Food Security Assessment (SFSA) 2017
  • Update on IPC analysis workshop in Kabul
  • CHF & CERF 2017 update
  • Study on Vertical Home Gardening Pilot Activity in Kabul Informal Settlement by ACF
  • FSAC early warning information working group update
  • Afghanistan market price update
15 May 2017 description

Inside this Newsletter

  • FSAC achievements for quarter one 2017
  • FSAC partner’s response/presence map - 2017
  • FSAC proposal and report writing training (Jalalabad & Hirat)
  • Update on CHF 1st allocation 2017
  • Food security assessment in informal settlement of Kabul & Nangarhar
  • Detailed food security and livelihood assessment in east region
  • Early warning update
  • Afghanistan market price update
  • FSAC challenges and concerns
08 Feb 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 08 Feb 2017.

The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

05 Feb 2017 description

Inside this Newsletter

 FSAC achievements in 2016
 FSAC Field mission (Jalalabad)
 Detail Food Security & Livelihood Assessment in East Region in 2017
 FSAC partners response to returnees
 FSAC partners response to conflict IDPs
 Afghanistan market price update
 Early warning update
 Success story by a partner