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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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East Africa cross-border trade bulletin for October-to- December 2022
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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 …

Joint Statement on the ongoing Drought in the Horn of Africa, November 2022
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Immediate global action required to prevent Famine in the Horn of Africa: A 5th consecutive season of drought has been set in motion by a poor start to October - December rains, and below-average …

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Food Security Statement for October 2022
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Key messages

  • About 56.6 million people in 10 of the 13 countries covered by FSNWG were highly food insecure (IPC Phase 3+) and in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in October 2022. Of these, about …
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Food Security Statement, August 2022
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Key messages

  • Drought conditions continue to worsen in southern and south-eastern Ethiopia, the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya, and most of Somalia following four consecutive seasons of below-average rains.
  • Agro-pastoral populations in Baidoa …
IGAD Regional Focus of the Global Report on Food Crises 2022
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The fourth edition of the IGAD Regional Focus of the Global Report on Food Crises highlights the alarming high-levels of acute food insecurity in 2021 in the region, where about 42 million people were estimated …

FSNWG Drought Special Report 29 July 2022
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Prior to the 2022 March to May (MAM) rainy season, the East Africa region had already been struggling with severe drought conditions, with most areas of the eastern Horn of Africa, particularly northern and eastern …