Key Message Update

Higher food insecurity due to limited humanitarian access due to the conflict and poor road conditions

November 2017

November 2017 - January 2018

February - May 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

  • As of October 2017, the conflict has led to the displacement of 1.1 million persons including 600,000 internally, according to OCHA, bringing the highest number since August 2014 and a 50 percent increase in 2017. Between February and October 2017, 200,000 displaced persons have been registered, fleeing violence in Haut-Mboumou, Mboumou, Ouham-Pende, Ouaka and Grebizi.

  • Approximately 700,000 people including displaced, poor households and households affected by the conflict (Haut Mbomou, Mbomou, Basse Kotto, Haute Kotto, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham Pende, Nana-Grebizi, Vakaga) are facing Crisis food security outcomes (IPC phase 3) until at least May 2018. 

  • Livelihoods as well as food access and availability are affected due to seasonal harvest levels below average for four consecutive years. This is due to the effects of the conflict on access to agricultural lands. Markets have also been disrupted by the low level of harvests. 

  • Depletion of food stocks and poor road conditions leading to delays in food transportation have hindered humanitarian assistance. Decrease in funding has also affected assistance, as for example WFP that decreased the number of beneficiaries from 700,000 in 2016 to 400,000 in 2017. 

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 28 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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