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 - Key messages In 2016, the food security situation in South Sudan deteriorated to alarming levels, particularly in areas that were previously considered safe. As the harvest season progresses, marginal improvements in food security are expected. Nonetheless, the extent of hunger is unprecedented, and the risk of famine is real for thousands of people. Information collection and analysis ...read more
06/09/2016
 - Haiti was severely hit by drought for three consecutive years, which was exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015. Food insecurity and malnutrition have worsened dramatically and according to the National Coordination on Food Security there are about 300 000 households severely food insecure (Phase 3 of the Integrated Food Security ...read more
05/09/2016
 -  The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) released in June 2016 confirms that 9 Governorates out of 22 are under Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 10 Governorates are in Phase 3 (Crisis), with some governorates seeing as much as 70 percent of their population under severe food insecurity. The ...read more
05/09/2016
 - Assessments are a crucial element of the entire humanitarian programme cycle, informing decision-making processes and response options. Those undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) primarily focus on the agricultural capacity, food security, nutrition and livelihoods of crisis-affected populations. The purpose of the Phased Agricultural Livelihood ...read more
31/08/2016
 - Key messages  Food insecurity rates improved slightly but remain high, according to the newly released Mid-Year Review of Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), with the number of people requiring food assistance moving from 10.2 million (January, 2016) to 9.7 million (August, 2016). Livestock sector needs have more than tripled since the start ...read more
30/08/2016
 - Key messages  Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August. A renewed commitment from resource partners is needed to expand interventions to newly liberated areas rendered accessible to humanitarian assistance in the past months. FAO ...read more
25/08/2016
 - Against the backdrop of the worst drought in Viet Nam in 90 years - attributed to the El Niño weather event, 52 out of the 63 provinces (83 percent) have been affected by drought and 18 provinces have declared state of emergencies, as of June 2016. Coupled with impacts from the drought, in coastal ...read more
23/08/2016
 - Selon Fews-net, le mois de mai 2016 semble avoir été marqué par une pluviosité moyenne à faible (inférieure à 50 mm sauf dans quelques enclaves où elle était comprise entre 50 et 150 mm) dans la Grande-Île. Les relevés du Centre national antiacridien (CNA) indiquaient que la pluviosité était très faible dans ...read more
23/08/2016
 - Key points: Alarming food situation among IDPs in Maiduguri in Borno State - Nigeria. Progressive and near-final installation of the 2016-2017 crop year. The FAO food price index continues to rise since five months.
22/08/2016
 - The Cadre Harmonisé report released on 19 August 2016 indicates that 4.5 million people are severely food insecure (Phase 3 to 5) in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, an increase of 50 percent compared with March 2016. Over 65 000 people are classified in Phase 5 (Famine), while the number of those ...read more
19/08/2016