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Food Security and Nutrition Working Group Update - March 2013

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KEY MESSAGES FROM THE FSNWG MEETING March 21, 2013

  • Fighting in CAR has led to acute food insecurity for almost half of the country. CAR remains a forgotten crisis.

  • Poor belg rains raise concerns for areas in Ethiopia where there have been three poor or failed cropping seasons

  • Despite the generally good prevailing conditions approximately 16M people remain in crisis or emergency (IPC Phase 3 & 4) in the region

  • The outlook for April to May is mixed. March to May rainfall may be similar to that of 2002 (analogue year). Rains are expected to be normal in the central and western sectors of the region and possibly normal to below normal for the eastern part of the region.