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 ( q). 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.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2017
Average to above-average rainfall continues to provide good growing conditions
The Intertropical Front continues its northward migration over the region and is located slightly north of its climatological position, resulting in aboveaverage rainfall over most of the region (Figures 1 and 4).
Continued rain failures driving food insecurity in pastoral zones
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 is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. 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.
Normal Season A harvests expected to improve food availability country-wide
Season A 2015 planting is almost complete across the country. Average to above-average rainfall is expected from October to December and Season A harvest prospects are favorable. Average production is expected.
Staple food prices remain above the five-year average in many markets across the country. High prices are due to Season B production deficits, particularly in Northeastern livelihood zones.
NIGER Price BulletinFEWS NET gratefully acknowledges the local government agencies, market information systems, UN agencies, NGOs, and private sector partners.September 2014
Des signes d’amélioration de la securité alimentaire dans les régions en crise alimentaire
Dans la zone soudanienne, l’accès aux aliments des ménages s’est nettement amélioré grâce aux bonnes pluies de juillet/août qui ont permis la récolte précoce du maïs, sorgho et l’arachide comme en année normale. La bonne disponibilité laitière et l’augmentation des revenus issus des prémices ont aussi contribué à augmenter la consommation alimentaire dans ces zones durant le mois de septembre.
FEWER - Africa and AIP would like to stress that this report is based on the situation observed and information collected between January and April 2006, mainly in Ituri and Kinshasa. The 'current' situation therefore refers to the circumstances that prevailed during this period. The regular production of early warning reports on the Great Lakes during 2005 was made possible thanks to the generous support of external partners.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Ce rapport est fondé sur des interviews de terrain des acteurs-clefs aussi bien locaux que régionaux, en combinaison avec des informations collectées durant la période allant du 1 au 20 juillet 2005. Il est axé essentiellement sur la préparation des élections à Kinshasa et sur les récentes attaques menées par les FDLR au Sud Kivu. (Le document original en anglais fait foi)
Le 30 juin et la "fin présumée de la transition" se sont déroulés sans conflit majeur, comme certains l'avaient prédit.
This report draws heavily on the conflict analysis methodology developed by the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response -- Africa (FEWER Africa).
Period covered: 1 - 28 Feb 2005
Africa Initiative Program: Insecurity Persists in Ituri end 2004
The current fighting in North Kivu is a stark reminder that the setting up of the Transitional National Government (TNG) in the capital of Kinshasa in June 2003 has still done little to end the conflict in the Eastern part of DRC. Politicians in Kinshasa have pledged their support to political process while continuing to support military solutions to the unresolved problems in both the Kivus and Ituri. It is unlikely that the planned national elections will resolve this crisis.
The fall of Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of Congo's fourth city, on June 2 has highlighted the underlying problems of the local and national peace process. Tensions have been mounting in the region since October 2003.
At its inception in April 2003, the Ituri Interim Administration (IIA) was assigned two specific missions that constitute its mandate: reconciling communities (pacification) and effectively manage public services in Ituri (administration). Despite these assigned tasks, the IIA continues to have limited resources, and its capacity to carry out its objectives has been called into question.
The report is based on findings during October 2003. For enquiries or comments, contact: Shameza Abdulla, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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