Key Message Update

Insecurity continues to negatively impact household food security in conflict affected areas

November 2019

November 2019 - January 2020

Map of Mali showing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes in eastern Gao region and southern Mopti region.

February - May 2020

Map of Mali showing Stressed ! (IPC Phase 2!) outcomes in eastern Gao and southeastern and western Mopti and Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes in northern Kayes

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

  • The overall average harvest throughout the country favors average to above average food availability during the 2019-2020 food year except for some areas facing deficits due to inadequate rainfall in the western Sahel and insecurity in the north and center of the country.

  • Household access to food is satisfactory due to the availability of domestic production, payments in-kind, below-average food prices, and an improvement in goat/millet terms of trade. Therefore, the majority of households are facing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food security outcomes.

  • The average to above average availability of pastures and water sources is favorable to good livestock conditions until the new season starts in June 2020. However, pasture deficits in the western Sahel and disruptions to movement in conflict affected areas are likely to negatively impact livestock feeding conditions and pastoral incomes in those areas.

  • Poor households in conflict areas in the northern and central regions are experiencing decreased incomes and deterioration of livelihoods that limit their capacity to meet their food and non-food needs without resorting to atypical strategies such as migration and the reduction of food and non-food expenditures. Therefore, they are facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food security outcomes that will degrade to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) starting in April without humanitarian aid. The same is true for displaced populations, estimated at over 187,000 people.  

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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