Key Message Update

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) prevails as a result of continued conflict in some areas of the country

May 2019

May 2019

June - September 2019

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • In the Far North of the country, the Boko Haram sect is still a threat with incursions into the Logone-Et-Chari, Mayo Sava and Mayo Tsanaga departments with more than 570 households displaced in the Month of May. Despite continued conflict, major markets are functioning at near normal levels with above average grain supply. Host poor households and IDPs have limited incomes sources the sale of wood, coal, and agricultural products and remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2).

  • Precipitation began about 10 days later than normal in most of the Far North besides in Logone-Et-Chari. Sorghum is beginning to emerge in good condition. In the English-speaking regions, the rains started recently. However, access to agricultural land has decreased due to the ongoing conflict. The conflict has also reduced labor supply and increased the cost of labor and other agricultural input. This includes difficulty maintaining plantations with the series of dead days; where most business and plantations are closed.

  • As a result of the conflict, food imports (rice and fish) and exports (tomato and agro-industry products) have decreased. Similarly, the ability to supply rural markets from urban areas is difficult. This is forcing farmers to favor motorized transport areas with their production. Notwithstanding the start of potato and bean harvests, market supply is low and commodity prices are rising overall, and particularly for rice, which is experiencing a price increase of 17 to 42 percent. compared to the same period last year. The Crisis (IPC Phase 3) continues to be present in these regions of the country.

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