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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;

23 Mar 2015 description

The regional food and nutrition security alert covers Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda; these are the countries expected to receive normal to below normal rains during March to May season according to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 39) held in Nairobi between 23rd and 25th February 2015. This rainfall season constitutes a critical period for agricultural and livestock production in the region.

10 Jul 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held June 21, 2012

  • The regional food security situation has generally improved due to the recent rains. However, several areas are still in crisis and emergency food insecurity situation (IPC Phases 3 and 4 respectively).

  • Rainfall forecasts for the uni-modal rainfall areas in the region (South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia) for the period June to August are generally positive.

  • Regional staple food prices began to rise in most markets as household food stocks decline from April-May 2012.