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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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East Africa Regional Desert Locust Impact Monitoring Report: Round 3
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Since June 2020, the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) had been conducting periodic regional Desert Locust impact assessments among agricultural respondents across Desert Locust (DL) - affected areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and …

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FSNWG Climate Alert October 2021
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Two consecutive poor rainy seasons in parts of the East Africa region, particularly, eastern Kenya, southern Somalia, and certain Belg-receiving areas of Ethiopia have resulted in below-average crop production, poor rangeland conditions, and rising cereal …

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2021 IGAD Regional Report on Food Crises
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We are pleased to share with you the 2021 IGAD Regional Report on Food Crises. The report is a by-product of the annual Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2021), which is facilitated by …

Food Security Statement July 2021
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  • Approximately 60 million people in 10 of the 13 countries covered by the FSNWG were highly food insecure (IPC2 Phase 3+) and in need of urgent assistance in July 2021. Of these, about 29 million …
FSNWG Climate Alert May 2021
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The March-May 2021 rainy season saw a late start in many areas, with drier than usual conditions recorded across south-eastern, eastern, and northern regions of Kenya, north-western Uganda, southern South Sudan, north-central and central Ethiopia, …

Food Security Statement June 2021
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  • An estimated 69.5 million people in Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda were in Crisis or worse levels of acute …