Mar 22nd, 2024

Nearly 5 million people, or half of the Haitian population analyzed, experience levels high levels of acute food insecurity.

Violence by armed groups has increased in recent months, pushing many more people to take refuge in places safer, with around 362,000 people currently displaced internally of the country, including nearly 50,000 in the last three months. Most of displaced people are leaving metropolitan areas (with around 17,000 people leaving Port-au-Prince) for the departments, leaving behind them their livelihoods and facing even more difficult situations vulnerable. This increase in armed attacks limits circulation
of goods and contributes to the increase in the prices of foodstuffs base.
This update shows a significant deterioration of the situation by compared to the previous projection made during the August 2023 analysis, with approximately 4.97 million people (50% of the analyzed population) facing high levels of acute food insecurity for
period from March to June 2024. This includes approximately 1.64 million people (17% of the population analyzed) classified in phase 4 of the IPC (Emergency), and another 3.32 million (33% of the population analyzed), classified in IPC phase 3 (Crisis).
Mar 18th, 2024

Famine is imminent as 1.1 million people, half of Gaza, experience catastrophic food insecurity

The IPC acute food insecurity analysis conducted in December 2023 warned of a risk that Famine may occur by the end of
May 2024 if an immediate cessation of hostilities and sustained access for the provision of essential supplies and services
to the population did not take place. Since then, the conditions necessary to prevent famine have not been met and
the latest evidence confirms that Famine is imminent in the northern governorates and projected to occur anytime
between mid-March and May 2024.
Mar 8th, 2024

IPC Alert - Haiti, March 2024

The first ever IPC acute malnutrition analysis of Haiti found that nearly 277,000 children aged 6 to 59 months are facing or expected to face acute malnutrition between December 2023 and November 2024, including 125,000 children who are severely malnourished.

Of the 10 departments and municipalities that were included in the analysis, IPC AMN Phase 4 (Critical) was observed in Commune of Croix de Bouquets. The municipalities of Delmas, Cabaret and Fonds Verrettes were classified in IPC AMN Phase 3 (Serious), while 1 department and 21 municipalities were classified in IPC AMN Phase 2 (Alert).
Mar 7th, 2024

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor March 2024

In February 2024, food commodity markets continued to sustain their relative calmness, despite the presence of external shocks including shipping disruptions and farmers’ protests in several countries. Wheat, maize and soybean export prices declined further, reaching their lowest levels over the past two years. While rice prices eased as Lunar New Year Holidays curtailed trade in some parts of the world, they remained almost a third higher than their levels a year ago. Following record-breaking temperatures in January reflecting the influences of the strong 2023-2024 El Niño event and the impacts of climate change, February was also exceptionally warm, speeding up crop development in many parts. Winter wheat crops in the northern hemisphere are beginning to break dormancy, while harvesting of maize and soybeans continued in the southern hemisphere.
Feb 29th, 2024

Drought-like conditions, high food prices, landslides and floods caused by heavy rains are driving 360,000 people into acute food insecurity

Timor-Leste is confronted by a worsening food security situation that demands urgent attention and action. In the current period of analysis (November 2023 – April 2024), corresponding to the lean season as well as a window of high-impact for El Niño, 27 percent of the total population (about 360,000 people) are estimated to be facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), which includes 1 percent (about 19,000 people) classified in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency), and 26 percent (about 342,000 people) in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis). Urgent action is required to protect livelihoods, reduce food consumption gaps, and minimize the use of food-based and livelihood coping strategies for the 27 percent of the population in IPC Phase 3 and above. The main drivers of acute food insecurity are the drought-like conditions caused by El Niño, landslides and floods caused by heavy rains, and unaffordability of food exacerbated by poverty and steadily increasing prices of food.
Feb 15th, 2024

IPC Alert - Somalia, February 2024

Despite improvements, almost 1 In 5 Somalis face high levels of acute food insecurity; 1.7 million children likely to suffer from acute malnutrition.
Heavy rainfall, flooding across Somalia, exacerbated by lingering effects of previous droughts have driven 4 million (21% of population) to IPC AFI Phase 3 or worse (Crisis or Emergency) between January and March 2024. Of these, 3.2 million people (17 percent of the population) are in IPC AFI Phase 3 (Crisis), and around 800,000 people (4 percent of the population) are experiencing worse conditions in IPC AFI Phase 4 (Emergency).
Feb 1st, 2024

Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor February 2024

With the onset of 2024, commodity markets remain relatively calm, at least compared to the recent past. Wheat, maize and soybean export prices were at their lowest of the past two years. Rice prices remain the exception: due to El Niño-induced production shortfalls and India's ongoing export restrictions, these are almost a third higher than they were one year ago. Markets will be watching the development of Brazil soybean production which have been under some stress due to below normal rainfall. Yet, potential for shocks abounds: shipping disruptions in the Panama Canal, the Red Sea and many inland waterways could threaten established trade routes, and alter the competitiveness of different origins, with implications for planting intentions for 2024 crops.
Feb 1st, 2024

IPC Alert - Sudan, February 2024

Food assistance needs in Sudan are rapidly accelerating due to the recent expansion in fighting between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF)
and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) into the southeast. Sudan is now expected to have the third highest share of the population in need
among FEWS NET’s monitored countries in 2024. The opening of this new front is further disrupting trade and agricultural activities in
Sudan’s breadbasket, posing a significant threat to national food availability.
Jan 31st, 2024

Chad: Acute Malnutrition Situation

The IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis carried out on 43 analysis units, including 15 provinces, 27 departments and the city of N'Djaména, shows that almost 1,746,000 children aged between 6 and 59 months will suffer from acute malnutrition over the period from October 2023 to September 2024, i.e. 5 percent fewer than over the same period last year (just under 1,775,500 children identified as suffering from acute malnutrition over this period). The number of cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) expected between October 2023 and September 2024 is almost 480,000 children (compared with 415,000 last year between October 2022 and September 2023, i.e. around 15 percent more). For pregnant and breast-feeding women suffering from acute malnutrition, the estimate is over 261,000 (down from 273,500 last year, a variation of 5 percent).
Jan 29th, 2024

GIEWS Update - Somalia, March 2024

Palestine : Population of the Gaza Strip at risk of famine due to conflict.
The conflict in the Gaza Strip is drastically affecting all dimensions of food security and threatens the livelihoods of its entire population. Even before the outbreak of hostilities, in October 2023, large segments of the population relied on humanitarian assistance for their livelihoods. According to the 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan, launched in January 2023, about 1.15 million people, representing 58 percent of the population, were estimated to be in need of assistance.