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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.

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.

23 Mar 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held March 15, 2012 (FSNWG, 15/3/12):

  • There is a significant improvement in the food security situation in the region, but many areas remain in stressed and crisis levels (IPC phase 2 and 3).

  • There are currently more than 9 million people in need in the region, which is a slight decline from the 10.4 million reported in February 2012.

  • March to May 2012 seasonal rainfall forecast raises food security concerns for the eastern part of the region, with poor rainfall distribution in both space and time.