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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 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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Food Security Statement, January 2022
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  • Parts of the region are experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions, largely driven by consecutive seasons of below-average rains. Southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and most of Somalia are the worst affected, with certain …
Food Security Alert, November 2021
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In October 2021, FSNWG issued a food security alert calling for immediate action in response to expectations of rising food and nutrition insecurity linked to consecutive poor rainy seasons and forecasts for another poor season …

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Food Security 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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Food Security Statement October 2021
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  • About 56 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 October 2021. Of these, about 27 million …
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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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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 …