Thanks to continued assistance and the harvest of green crops, household food consumption is becoming more stable. However, livelihood assets are still under pressure and are exposing households to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels of acute food insecurity.
With projections for average to above-average harvests, the majority of households will be able to live normally off their stocks until the next lean season. Their dependence on the market remains at the usual level, despite minimal to moderate above-average anticipated prices.
In areas of concern in Eastern regions (Livelihood Zone 9) and in the Sahel (Livelihood Zones 7 and 8), where the deteriorating security situation disrupts markets and trade, poor households will have sufficient access to their stocks and be in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity between October 2018 and January 2019.