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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 twofold: Providing an up-to-date food security and nutrition situation analysis (early warning) and offering a forum to build consensus on critical issues facing policy and interventions The FNSWG has served regional governments, donors, and nongovernmental agencies since the early 2000’s. Current membership includes approximately 80 organizations (IGAD, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and research institutions) who contribute to the operation and content of the working group and its nutrition, markets, food security information, livestock and pastoralist subgroups.

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Press Release: South Sudan is Facing One of the Worst Food Security and Nutrition Crises Globally
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  • 7.2 million people, representing 60% of the country’s population, are expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity.
  • Around 108,000 people are expected to be in Catastrophe level (IPC Phase 5) by July 2021 …
Food Security Statement March 2021
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  • The main drivers of food insecurity in the region remain conflict, macroeconomic shocks, socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 and climate-related hazards.
  • Conflicts in various parts of the region continue to threaten lives and aggravate vulnerabilities as …
Food Security Statement February 2021
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  • An estimated 53.8 million people in 10 of the 13 countries covered by the FSNWG faced high levels of acute food insecurity and were in need of urgent food assistance (IPC2 Phase 3+) in February …
East Africa Cross-Border Trade Bulletin for December 2020
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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 …

Food Security Statement January 2021
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  • An estimated 54.8 million people in 10 of the 13 countries covered by the FSNWG were severely food insecure (IPC2 Phase 3+) and in need of urgent assistance in January 2021. Of these, about 31.9 …
Desert Locust Impact Assessment East Africa
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The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) recently conducted a regional Desert Locust impact assessment in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia using a harmonized approach. The assessment interviewed 7,871 agricultural respondents across Desert Locust-affected areas …