Cadre Harmonise Communication - current (March-May 2018) and projected (June-August 2018) food and nutrition insecurity situation
|Post date||Monday, 26 March, 2018 - 18:31|
|Content Themes||Cadre Harmonise, Needs Assessment, Agriculture, Early Recovery, Livestock, Livelihoods, Early Warning, Food Assistance, Food Security, Food Security Cluster, Coordination|
|Sources||FAO, Food Security Sector, WFP|
The result of the outcome indicators analyzed for the 16 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) revealed that food security conditions have improved particularly in the three most affected states of the North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe) mainly due to improvement of security conditions as well as livelihood systems and provision of humanitarian assistance from government and partners; there are no areas in famine (phase 5) both currently and in the projected period.
However, in all the other states, the result of the analysis indicates an increase in the population in Phase 3 due to food and nutrition insecurity arising from shocks, hazards and conflicts in the states.
Overall, food security is expected to deteriorate from June to August 2018 during the lean season in all the 16 states and FCT. During this period, the number of populations that will face food crisis (Phase 3) will increase and there will be more population moving into emergency (Phase 4) especially in the three North East states (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe).
Acute food insecurity in the North east states is mainly due to hazards and vulnerability, namely conflicts leading to increase in the number of IDPs, disruption of market supplies and livelihoods and limited access to food.