Global early warning - early action report on food security and agriculture October – December 2017

Global early warning - early action report on food security and agriculture October – December 2017
Oct 2017

The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

This report specifically highlights:

  • HIGH RISK: Yemen (risk of famine and spread of cholera), Democratic Republic of Congo (localized conflict), Somalia (risk of famine due to prolonged drought), Kenya & Ethiopia (prolonged drought), South Sudan (risk of famine due to conflict), and  Nigeria – northeast (risk of famine due to conflict).
  • ON WATCH: Africa – DPR Korea (drought and economic impact of sanctions), Myanmar (displacement), South Asia (floods), Uganda (displacement and drought), Mongolia (drought and possible severe winter conditions), Central African republic (conflict driving displacement), Chad (displacement and deteriorating food security), North Atlantic (hurricanes), and La Niña (droughts, floods and cyclones).