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Global Early Warning – Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture

October – December 2017

The quarterly Global Early Warning – Early Action Report on Food Security and Agriculture monitors situations at risk for potential disasters and adverse impacts on food security and agriculture. Risks are categorized according to their potential consequence as either “high risk” or “on watch” so that preventive action can be taken. The Report provides consolidated, easy to read, country-by-country mapping and analysis of crisis situations such as conflict, drought, flood, plants and animals pests and diseases.

In the October to December 2017 edition, the following countries and risks are included: Yemen (risk of famine and spread of cholera), Democratic Republic of Congo (localized conflict), Somalia (risk of famine due to prolonged drought), Ethiopia and Kenya (prolonged drought), South Sudan (risk of famine due to conflict), Nigeria – northeast (risk of famine due to conflict), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (drought and economic impact of sanctions), Myanmar (displacement), South Asia (floods), Uganda (displacement), Mongolia (drought and possible severe winter conditions dzud), Central African Republic (conflict driving displacement), Chad (displacement and deteriorating food security), North Atlantic (hurricanes) and La Niña (droughts, floods and cyclones).

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