FSNWG

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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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Food Security Statement July 2021
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  • Approximately 60 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 July 2021. Of these, about 29 million …
Food Security Statement June 2021
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  • An estimated 69.5 million people in Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda were in Crisis or worse levels of acute …
FSNWG Climate Alert May 2021
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The March-May 2021 rainy season saw a late start in many areas, with drier than usual conditions recorded across south-eastern, eastern, and northern regions of Kenya, north-western Uganda, southern South Sudan, north-central and central Ethiopia, …

Press Release: South Sudan is Facing One of the Worst Food Security and Nutrition Crises Globally
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  • 7.2 million people, representing 60% of the country’s population, are expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity.
  • Around 108,000 people are expected to be in Catastrophe level (IPC Phase 5) by July 2021 …
Food Security Statement May 2021
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  • An estimated 65.1 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 May 2021. Of these, about 34.2 …
Food Security Statement April 2021
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  • An estimated 62.9 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 April 2021. Of these, about 32.3 …