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14 Jul 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

• The June 2016 FSNWG update indicates that approximately 28 million people in the Horn of Africa region are severely food insecure (IPC Phase 3 Crisis and Phase 4 Emergency) in selected countries and are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. The majority of them are in Ethiopia (10.2), South Sudan (4.8), DRC (4.5) and Sudan (4.4). Key areas of concern remain the northeastern parts of Ethiopia previously hit by drought, parts of Sudan, northern Somalia,
Djibouti, and Karamoja in Uganda.

25 Feb 2016 description

KEY MESSAGES

• El Nino related rains has improved food and nutrition security in many parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, southern Ethiopia and south and central Somalia during the last season (Oct-Dec 2015).

15 Sep 2015 description

The August 2015 FSNWG update reports indicate that approximately 19.2 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa are facing crisis and emergency food insecurity and are in urgent need of assistance.

22 May 2015 description

Current Conditions: Regional Highlight

• Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in parts of Sudan, western & central Ethiopia, agricultural areas of Uganda, western Kenya, southwest South Sudan, northern Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi but stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most pastoral areas;

• Crisis and emergency food insecurity remains a concern mostly in DRC, CAR and conflict-affected states of South Sudan, parts of NE Kenya, NE Ethiopia, some districts in Karamoja, Darfur in Sudan, IDP sites in Somalia;

12 Aug 2014 description

The East and Central Africa Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) is a multi-stakeholder regional forum, chaired by IGAD and FAO, and mandated to conduct regional food and nutrition security situational and response analysis in the region.

27 Nov 2012 description

In this issue:

  • Regional Food Security Situation and Outlook - Key highlights from the FSNWG meeting November 15th
  • Hotspots to watch
  • Rainfall, flood and El Nino update
  • Market Analysis Sub-Group report on informal, regional trade in food commodities and OXFAM’s experience of engaging markets to promote business development in Turkana.
22 Sep 2011 description

Cereal crop in Somalia at 17-year low as famine spreads and food prices soar

The number of people affected by the current drought crisis in the Horn of Africa now stands at 13.3 million, with those affected in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. This is a significant increase from 12.42 million reported in August 2011 (UNHCR, KFSSG, FSNAU).

23 Aug 2011 description

More people require emergency assistance as the drought worsens

The number of people needing emergency assistance in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased from about 11.5 million in mid-July 2011 to about 12.42 million. These increases have been mainly due to new arrivals of refugees from Somalia who are fleeing into neighbouring countries in pursuit of humanitarian assistance.