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Key Message Update

Food access is deteriorating in areas with high concentration of displaced population

May 2018

May 2018

Sur la carte, les frontières sont marquées en orange, indiquant que la zone du pays avec l'insécurité alimentaire la plus sévère se trouvera en phase 3 de l'IPC ou en crise entre juin et septembre 2018.

June - September 2018

Sur la carte, les frontières sont marquées en orange, indiquant que la zone du pays avec l'insécurité alimentaire la plus sévère se trouvera en phase 3 de l'IPC ou en crise entre juin et septembre 2018.

IPC 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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

  • Since last harvests in December, most prefectures of the country have seen an increase in fights. More than 3,261 incidents have been reported during the first trimester including exactions against civilians and humanitarians, of which 6 people have lost their life. The number of internally displaced (IDP) is estimated around 700,000, concentrated in the prefectures of Haute-Kotto, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham Pendé, Basse-Kotto and Nana-Gribizi.

  • Due to low production for the past campaign, IDPs and poor host households depend on the market for their supply. The increase in prices for cassava and maize among others when compared to last year reached between 33 and 44 percent, and as much as 80 percent for the cassava in Paoua. The decrease of income because of insecurity reduces food access for IDPs and host households. 

  • During the current sowing period, moderate rain deficit has been observed in part of the country, but the main challenge is access to seeds and insecurity. FAO and its partners plan in supporting around 44,000 people, but the conflict is limiting humanitarian assistance. Moreover, Fall Army Worm could discourage maize producers. 

  • Therefore, Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity will remain for households beneficiating from humanitarian assistance, and will reach Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in inaccessible areas. 

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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