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13 Apr 2018 description

Key Points
- Renewed conflict and the expansion of violence in 2017 has forced 3 in 5 people from their homes (January‒June 2017) bringing the current caseload to 4.1 million IDPs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ‒ one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.
- Food insecurity levels continue to worsen and major increases in malnutrition rates were recorded, with about 4.6 million children acutely malnourished.

06 Apr 2018 description

The participants in the regional technical consultation on the validation of the final results of the 2017-2018 cropping season and the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from 26 to 28 March 2018, issued the following statement:

04 Apr 2018 description

This quarterly update is compiled by OCHA ROSEA to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities across Southern and Eastern Africa.

CwC News in Southern & Eastern Africa

A lifeline for people affected by drought in Somalia

02 Apr 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

  • Prices of coarse grains remained at high levels driven mostly by weak local currency

  • Food security situation improved but over 3 million in need of assistance

Above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

15 Mar 2018 description

The application is vital for early detection of Fall Armyworm and guiding best response

14 March 2018, Rome - FAO has launched a mobile application to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of the fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its natural enemies and the measures that are most effective in managing it.

09 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict continues to displace populations within DRC and to neighboring countries

• UN requests nearly $1.7 billion to meet humanitarian needs in DRC during 2018

• Cholera and polio type 2 remain critical health concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Mar 2018 description

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD

FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food.
Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Weather shocks have also adversely impacted food availability and access, notably in East Africa.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

05 Mar 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated at near-average levels despite localized erratic rainfall and outbreaks of Fall Armyworms

  • Inflation rates expected to increase in 2018 due to high Government spending combined with declining export revenues

  • Food and livestock prices generally at high levels driven by limited supplies and market disruptions due to ongoing conflict

27 Feb 2018 description

Consommation alimentaire stable malgré des prix à la hausse

Points saillants :

  • Les résultats de l'enquête mVAM de décembre 2017 indiquent que 12% des ménages ont une consommation alimentaire pauvre ou limite, contre 15,2% lors de la précédente enquête mVAM de décembre 2016.

  • L’indice des stratégies de survie (rCSI) est à la baisse dans la plupart des régions, mais reste très élevé à travers le pays, avec 84% des ménages ayant utilisé au moins une de ces stratégies au cours des sept derniers jours.

26 Feb 2018 description

FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets

22 February 2018, Khartoum - Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

16 Feb 2018 description

FAO launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on

16 February 2018, Rome - Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched today a comprehensive guide on the integrated pest management of the FAW on maize.

12 Feb 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.

01 Feb 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Between October and November 2017, a series of market assessments were conducted across Southern Africa by FEWS NET, in collaboration with key national and international partners. The findings from the assessment in eastern DRC are key inputs to this report.

18 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Late and poorly-distributed rain lead to reduced harvest

  • Restricted production outlook to result in worsening food security situation Late and poorly-distributed rain to lead to reduced harvest

16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

05 Jan 2018 description

While conflict continues to rage and despite numerous challenges, humanitarian aid reached more people in more places across the north-east.

05 Jan 2018 description

Après le déficit de production, l’Extrême Nord fait face à la hausse des prix des denrées de base

Messages clés

04 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

30 Dec 2017 description

Main season harvests came in well-below average in conflict-affected areas of northeast

KEY MESSAGES

Households worst-affected by conflict at the periphery of the Sambisa axis in the northeast have been unable to engage in normal livelihood activities for several consecutive seasons, and are facing large food consumption gaps and high levels of acute malnutrition. These households are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity.