Sunday, 21 July 2013

Special Report: East Africa Food Security Outlook Update July 2013

• Food insecurity has declined in many parts of East Africa as household food supplies increased, following the end of the March to June season. Nevertheless, over 12 million people are likely to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2), Crisis (IPC Phase 3), and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) through September.

• Food insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan is expected to deteriorate through September in some areas. Ongoing conflict between the two countries, conflict in Abyei Area, and conflict in Pibor County in Jonglei State in South Sudan have resulted in displacements, loss of livelihoods, and loss of access to humanitarian assistance, labor opportunities, and markets.

• Crisis (IPC Phase 3) levels of acute food insecurity are likely to persist among poor households in eastern Amhara, southern, southeastern, and eastern Tigray, and the highland areas of East and West Hararghe in Ethiopia through September, following successive, poor seasons of agricultural production.

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