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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.

26 Aug 2013 description

KEY MESSAGES ON CURRENT FOOD SECURITY & NUTRITION CONDITIONS

  • Good food security outcomes across the region which are expected to improve with the start of harvest across much of the region.

  • Nutrition conditions stable but with high levels of acute and chronic malnutrition.

  • Prices of staple grains in the region are either stable or declining.

  • June to September rains expected to be average to below average for most of the region

21 Mar 2013 description

KEY MESSAGES FROM THE FSNWG MEETING March 21, 2013

  • Fighting in CAR has led to acute food insecurity for almost half of the country. CAR remains a forgotten crisis.

  • Poor belg rains raise concerns for areas in Ethiopia where there have been three poor or failed cropping seasons

  • Despite the generally good prevailing conditions approximately 16M people remain in crisis or emergency (IPC Phase 3 & 4) in the region

15 Feb 2013 description

KEY MESSAGES FROM THE FSNWG MEETING JANUARY 24, 2013 (FSNWG JAN 13)

While seasonal and generally good food security conditions reflect improvement in communities in the horn of Africa, we must bear in mind that good is a relative term. Beneath these relatively good conditions exists extreme levels of chronic food insecurity. As learned from Somalia in 2011, these conditions are potentially deadly.

10 Jan 2013 description

Key messages from the FSNWG meeting held on December 13, 2012 (FSNWG, 13/12/12)

  • The food security situation in the region continues to improve. The current conditions are better in comparison to the same time last year and as good as has been observed in the 5 years.

  • October to December agro-climatic conditions have been favourable for agricultural and livestock production (FEWS NET Nov 12). A normal cessation to October to December rains is expected

11 May 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held April 19, 2012 (FSNWG, 19/04/12)

  • Over 9 million people in the region are still in need of humanitarian assistance (FSNWG, 15 Mar 12).

  • The general delayed onset and erratic March-April-May rainfall in the region is causing food security concerns as planting was delayed. Most countries in the region remained in stressed and crisis food insecurity situation - IPC phases 2 and 3 respectively (as shown on the food security map on the left).

13 Jan 2012 description

From drought to floods — climate variability still impacting on vulnerable pastoral and agricultural communities.

The Eastern sector of the region has suddenly shifted from experi-encing severe drought to floods. This feature is a constant and urgent reminder of climate variability impacting on the most vulnerable pastoral and marginal agricultural communities.

14 Dec 2010 description

Areas of high concern persist despite overall regional improvement

Overall, the food security situation in the region is still slightly improving, confirming the trend registered over the past 3-4 months. Those improvements follow the above-normal to normal harvests from the past long rains season and good rangeland conditions.

However, despite those improvements, areas of high concern persist in the region.