Key Message Update

Humanitarian access limited in food insecure parts of the Tillaberi region

May 2019

May 2019

June - September 2019

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

  • Household food stocks are becoming exhausted at typical seasonal rates and market supplies of staple goods are sufficient. Households make food and non-food expenditures with their income from typical strategies, such as the sale of horticultural products (mangoes, fruits and vegetables), petty trade, sale of livestock, and agricultural labor. Owing to these favorable conditions, most areas of the country will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through at least September 2019.

  • Food and livestock trade flows between Niger and source and destination countries remain active thanks to the good agricultural production in surplus-producing zones as well as the rebounding of the Naira compared to the FCFA. Market supply remains comparable to average despite the seasonal increase in local demand.

  • In the Diffa region, around Lake Chad and the Komadougou River, market disturbances and income losses due to the loss of main livelihoods, in particular the decrease in agriculture and fishing activities, continue to affect food security conditions for poor and displaced households. Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity will continue until September 2019.

  • Civil insecurity linked to armed groups and inter-community tensions in the Tillaberi region, particularly in the northern, border area with Mali, continues to cause population displacements. These people are deprived of their usual livelihoods and are dependent on community assistance and humanitarian aid, which, unfortunately, are difficult for them to reach because of the attacks often targeting humanitarian workers and the security measures limiting access to certain areas. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity is likely to continue until September 2019.

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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