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FSNWG Snapshot: Food Security & Nutrition Situation (as of 19 October 2017)

An estimated 36.5 million people are facing crisis-level food insecurity and above (IPC Phase 3+) and need humanitarian assistance. This is a 18% increase compared to 30.9 million people one year ago. The main drivers include: repeated episodes of drought across the region; conflicts and insecurity; high staple food prices; and high refugee/IDPs movement across the region. The main areas of concern are: South Sudan; Burundi; southeastern Ethiopia; pastoral areas of Kenya, and parts of Somalia and DRC. Food security is expected to improve in Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda in coming months as households harvest seasonal crops. Food security conditions are expected to deteriorate in Burundi and Rwanda until the end of the year due to the lean season.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
19 Oct 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Snapshot
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
Natural Disasters
Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018