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FACING FAMINE

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Nigeria

 

Somalia

 

South Sudan

 

Yemen

THE CRISIS IN NUMBERS

9.8million people on the brink of famine
(IPC Phase 4)
30million people severely food insecure (IPC Phase 3, 4 and 5)
80% rely on agriculture for their livelihood
340million USD required
by FAO

VOICES FROM THE FIELD

nigeria

Usmane received an agricultural kit

somalia

Fathuma lost her livelihood due to the drought

south sudan

Mathieu received a fishing kit

yemen

Fathia received better dairy equipment
FAO PRIORITIES

2017 main season

Alternative livelihoods support (year-round)

 

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Nigeria

   

USD 62 million
(USD 10.2 million received
to-date)

 

5.2 million
people in CH Phases 3, 4 and 5 in three
states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe

 

>80%
of people
depend on
agriculture

CH phase classification

June-August 2017

FAO PRIORITIES

Cash

Livelihood support and cash

Emergency livestock support

 

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Somalia

   

USD 160 million
(USD 70 million received
to-date)

 

2.9 million
people in
IPC Phases
3 and 4

 

>90%
of people in
IPC Phase 4
are in rural areas

IPC Phase classification

February-June 2017

FAO PRIORITIES

Emergency livelihood support

Increase seed production

 

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South Sudan

   

USD 70 million
(USD 22 million received
to-date)

 

4.9 million
people in
IPC Phases
3,4 and 5

 

>80%
of people
depend on
agriculture

IPC Phase classification

February-April 2017

FAO PRIORITIES

Emergency livelihood kits

Emergency protection of livestock

Alternative livelihoods support

 

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Yemen

   

USD 48.4 million
required

 

17 million
people in
IPC Phases
3 and 4

 

85%
of agricultural
households require
emergency inputs

IPC Phase classification

March-July 2017

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DOCUMENTS

Yemen - Situation report April 2017
Highlights Severe food insecurity continues to threaten 17 million people, according to the latest Integrated Food ...
20 April2017
Global Report on Food Crises 2017 - Executive summary
Globally, 108 million people in 2016 were reported to be facing Crisis level food insecurity ...
31 March2017
Global report on food crises 2017
Globally, 108 million people in 2016 were reported to be facing Crisis level food insecurity ...
31 March2017
Horn of Africa cross-border drought action plan 2017
The FAO Horn of Africa Cross-Border Drought Response Plan outlines the urgent livelihood needs of ...
28 March2017