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The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) is a regional platform, currently co-chaired by ICPAC and FAO. It’s goal is two-fold: to provide an up-to-date food security and nutrition situation analysis (early warning) and to offer a forum to build consensus on critical issues facing policy and interventions. The FNSWG has served regional governments, donors, and non-governmental agencies since the early 2000’s. Current membership includes approximately 80 organisations (IGAD, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, and research institutions) who contribute to the operation of the working group, and its nutrition, markets, food security information, livestock and pastoralist sub-groups.

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East Africa cross-border trade bulletin for January 2024
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The Market Analysis Sub-group of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) monitors informal cross-border trade of 88 food commodities and livestock in eastern Africa in order to quantify the impact on regional food …

Recommendations from the IGAD Bi-annual Meeting on Food Security and Nutrition
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The IGAD Food Security, Nutrition and Resilience Analysis Hub (IFRAH), in collaboration with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Global Support Unit (IPC-GSU) for East and Central Africa, convened the eighth IGAD Bi-annual Meeting on …

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Special Report: El Niño and Positive Indian Ocean Dipole to have Significant Multi-Sectoral Impacts in East Africa
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While El Niño events often receive the most global attention, El Niño/La Niña is not the only climate driver that is important for potential rainfall outcomes in East Africa between September and December. A positive …

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Food Security Statement, August 2023
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Based on recent IPC data, about 65.8 million people in 10 of the 13 countries covered by the FSNWG were highly food insecure (IPC Phase 3+) in August 2023. Of these, 35.4 million were from …

Global Report on Food Crises 2023, Regional focus on IGAD Member States
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The report highlights the devastating reality faced by 301,000 people who experienced Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in 2022, with Somalia and South Sudan accounting for 214,000 people and 87,000 people respectively.

The population facing acute …

Global Report on Food Crises 2023
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The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2023 estimates that over a quarter of a billion people were acutely food-insecure and required urgent food assistance in 58 food-crisis countries in 2022. This is the highest …