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 - Situation overview The 2015/16 agricultural season in Southern Africa was the driest in 35 years. In a region where over 70 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, and following two, and in some cases three, consecutive years of drought, El Niño has had devastating impacts on the lives ...read more
12/09/2016
 - 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
 - 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
 - The publication will consolidate, from the different sources available, a synthetic analysis on La Niña which will highlight these key aspects: Current forecast for the potential occurrence of La Niña in 2016; Overview of typical La Niña impact patterns; and Potential Early Action opportunities. This document will act as an informative ...read more
16/08/2016
 - Key messages Recent violence is expected to exacerbate already unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity in Juba and across South Sudan. The latest IPC projection of 4.8 million people facing severe food insecurity is anticipated to rise, with some areas facing hunger crises. Information collection and analysis on the deteriorating food ...read more
28/07/2016
 - The Dry Corridor in Central America, in particular Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 3.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Smallscale producers and rural communities remain the most vul-nerable to drought, an important socio-economic phenomenon given ...read more
29/06/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Highlights Cereals and starchy roots production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 12 years, after two consecutive years of drought. Food availability in 2015/16 is being sustained by imports and a drawdown of stocks. Prices at the beginning of 2016 were at near record levels for maize and at record levels ...read more
23/05/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
11/05/2016
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