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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 Cross-Border Trade Bulletin for October 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 …

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Alert on Impact of Below normal Oct-Dec 2020 Rains on Food Security and Nutrition
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A poor October-November-December (OND) season is expected, characterized by late onset, below average rains and long severe dry spells, amidst the compounding impacts of COVID-19, desert locust infestations, and economic shocks – presenting poor prospects …

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FSNWG Regional Desert Locust Impact Assessment Report
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The Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) recently conducted a regional Desert Locust (DL) impact assessment in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda, during which 10,831 agricultural respondents living in DL-affected areas were interviewed . …

Food Security Statement August 2020
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An estimated 26.2 million people in 7 of the 13 countries covered by the FSNWG in the Eastern and Central Africa Region are currently severely food insecure (IPC2 Phase 3+), and require urgent food assistance. …

IGAD Food Security and Nutrition Response Strategy
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The compounding impacts of climatic shocks, conflict and insecurity, adverse macro-economic shocks, desert locust invasion and the COVID-19 pandemic, together with protracted food insecurity from past shocks will likely lead to a food security crisis …

Regional focus on IGAD Member States, 2020 Global report on Food Crisis
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In 2019, 135 million people faced acute food insecurity that required urgent action (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 55 countries and territories analysed across the world, according to the Global Report on Food Crises …