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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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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 September 2020
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  • In September, the food security and nutrition situation further deteriorated in most parts of the East and Central Africa (ECA) region. The situation would have been worse without humanitarian assistance and government-led support which was …
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 …

Food Security Statement July 2020
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  • COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the region, leading to the loss of lives, disruptions to livelihoods and slowing down of national economies. The combined impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, desert locust invasion, macro-economic crises, …