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Food Assistance Outlook Brief, January 2010

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PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2010

This section summarizes FEWS NET's most forward-looking analysis of projected external emergency food assistance needs, six months from now, in countries where FEWS NET has a staff presence. Those needs are compared to typical needs at this time of year during the last five years and categorized as Above-average, Average, and Below-average/No need. For more detail on these projections, please visit www.fews.net.

ABOVE-AVERAGE ASSISTANCE NEEDS PROJECTED IN JUNE 2010

BURKINA FASO: Early needs following poor season in north and northeast - Projected start of hunger season (Sahelian zone): March

Reduced production/poor pasture growth will result in reduced household incomes, particularly among the poor in areas of the north and northeast. The hunger season will begin in March, as opposed to June in a typical year. The major threat to food security in Burkina Faso over the coming 6 months will be increased demand for local cereal stocks from neighboring areas of Mali and Niger where harvests were worse