Key Message Update

Food access is satisfactory at the beginning of the lean season, except in conflict areas

May 2019

May 2019

Le pays est en phase 1, sauf Lac en phase 2 ! et le Tibesti en phase 3.

June - September 2019

Le pays est en phase 1, sauf Lac en phase 2 ! et le Tibesti en phase 3.

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
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

  • Most food-insecure households are those affected by the conflicts in Lac and Tibesti. Households in Tibesti hardly cover their food needs and are in Crisis (IPC, Phase 3) while those in Lac are in Stress (IPC, Phase 2!) thanks to humanitarian assistance. The rest of the country is in minimal (IPC, Phase 1) food insecurity thanks to above average stocks.

  • Food availability and access in Tibesti remains limited due to reduced and irregular volumes of food flows. The volumes delivered do not cover the current needs of the population. Household food stocks are almost exhausted and prices continue to increase, limiting their food consumption. No humanitarian assistance is planned at present.

  • At the national level, food markets are well supplied with above-average commercial stocks. Demand is up slightly in the Sahelian zone during the month of Ramadan. This increase is also observed in some southern regions, including Mandoul, Moyen Chari, Tandjilé and both Logones, because of low levels of food stocks at the entrance of the lean season.

  • The beginning of the agricultural activities of the 2019/2020 campaign is reported in the Sudanian zone; the first sowings were observed in places in both Logone, Moyen Chari and Mandoul. In the Sahelian zone, the dominant works are cleaning and clearing. Casual is improving thanks to the work that is being done.

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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