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16 Feb 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2018

01 Feb 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

In West Africa, regional staple food production for the 2017/18 marketing year is projected to be above average, increasing for the fourth consecutive year. Locally-produced grain prices declined seasonally in December as post-harvest sales and trade flows intensified. Staple food prices remained above average across much of the region. Below average pastoral conditions continue to influence livestock markets in many areas. Market anomalies remain largely concentrated in the eastern marketing basin.

01 Feb 2018 description

Conflict and drought continue to drive very high assistance needs in East Africa

Key Messages

01 Feb 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

Staple Food Markets in East Africa:

31 Jan 2018 description

Refugee arrivals from DRC into Uganda continue to increase

Key Messages

In bimodal areas of Uganda, the November to January second season harvest is complete and average production has supported seasonal declines of staple food prices. In December, the prices of local staple cereals across key markets were well below the same time last year and near the five-year average. Food availability and access are expected to remain normal in most areas throughout the projection period, and Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes will likely continue.

26 Jan 2018 description

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) persist as the lean season starts early

Key Messages

12 Jan 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2018

01 Jan 2018 description

Sorghum and millet prices increase significantly during main season harvests

KEY MESSAGES

31 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

30 Dec 2017 description

Minimal (IPC Phase 1) likely in most areas with average second season harvest

Key Messages

30 Dec 2017 description

Some households likely in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5), while conflict has increased in several areas

Key Messages

  • According to key informant information and rapid assessments, the harvest has supported marginal food security improvements including in some counties where Phase 5 populations were likely during the 2017 lean season. However, many households still face large food consumption gaps and some households likely remain in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in Wau, Leer, Nyirol, and Ayod.

23 Dec 2017 description

Amélioration de l’accès alimentaire grâce aux récoltes vertes et la chute des prix de maïs dans le Sud

MESSAGES CLÉS

18 Dec 2017 description

Extreme food insecurity to persist in East Africa, Yemen through at least mid-2018

Key Messages

16 Dec 2017 description

MESSAGES

  • The Deyr/short rains season is coming to an end in the Horn of Africa, with little to no rainfall in many areas since mid-November, and little to no rainfall forecast for the next two weeks. Following a significantly delayed start of season and below average seasonal rainfall, below-average crop yields are expected in rainfed areas of southern Somalia and eastern Kenya.

14 Dec 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2018

07 Dec 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

01 Dec 2017 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Dec 2017 description

Large-scale Emergencies continue in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Ethiopia

Key Messages

  • Conflict and drought are driving very high assistance needs in East Africa and Yemen, with more than 35 million people likely to require humanitarian assistance by May 2018. Sustained, large-scale humanitarian assistance is needed to protect livelihoods and mitigate the potential for loss of life.

01 Dec 2017 description

Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) outcomes likely exist despite ongoing harvest

Key Messages