Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Famine Early Warning System Network: Areas of Highest Concern

From FEWS.net:

Areas of Highest Concern
Country or Region Reason for Concern Observations
South Sudan Conflict has severely disrupted trade, humanitarian access, and livelihoods. Very poor macroeconomic conditions constrain household market access.
The average retail price of sorghum across Jonglei continues to increase and is around 170 SSP/kilogram.
Yemen The extensive conflict has reduced incomes, and food prices remain elevated. Food access is inadequate for many poor households.
On June 20, 2019, WFP began a suspension of assistance to approximately 850,000 people in Sana’a City.
Nigeria Boko Haram attacks continue in the northeast, and the ongoing conflict will likely severely limit area cultivated during the 2018 main season. Nearly 1.9 million people are currently displaced.
Military restrictions to farmlands keep disrupting the main growing season in several parts of the Northeast, including Monguno LGA.
Horn of Africa The 2019 Gu/long rains season has so far been well below average and follows a below-average 2018/19 Deyr/short rains season. In many areas, households are still recovering from the 2016/17 drought.
Gu (Somalia), Belg (Ethiopia), and marginal agricultural long rains (Kenya) harvests of main cereal crops are expected to be one month late and significantly below average.