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Who are we?

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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Global Report on Food Crises 2022
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Globally, levels of hunger remain alarmingly high. In 2021,

they surpassed all previous records as reported by the

Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC), with close to 193 million

people acutely food insecure and in …

Food Security and Nutrition Snapshot, April 2022
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  • 53.1 million people in Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity (IPC1 Phase 3+). 23.5 million of them from six of the eight IGAD member states.
  • Prolonged drought conditions, particularly in eastern and southern …
FSNWG Drought Special Report April 2022
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In February 2022, FSNWG issued a Drought Special Report, examining the current food security situation across the eastern Horn of Africa (i.e. Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia) after three consecutive seasons of below-average rains. This …

Food Security Statement, March 2022
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  • Consecutive seasons of below-average rains have led to moderate to severe drought conditions in various parts of the region, including southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, most of Somalia and localised parts of …
East Africa Crossborder Trade Bulletin January 2022
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  • Maize remained the most traded food commodity in the East Africa region in the fourth quarter of 2021, followed by rice, wheat flour, sugar, sorghum, and dry beans respectively.
  • Maize and dry bean trade were …
FSNWG Special Report on Drought
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  • The performance of the 2021 October-December “short rains/Deyr” rainy season was extremely poor, characterized by a delayed onset of seasonal rains, an erratic temporal distribution, and below-average cumulative rainfall. Across much of the region, this …