Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:58
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:03
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 23:44
Despite months of warning, famine continues to threaten large numbers of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 17:24
Africa south of the Sahara currently faces a range of shocks - from civil conflict to increasing incidence of transboundary plant and animal pests and diseases to climate-related shocks stemming from both climate change and recent El Niño and La Niña weather phenomena.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:46
New reports from FEWS Net and the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) are highlighting the ongoing threat of famine in South Sudan. According to the IPC report, released on February 20, almost 5 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian food assistance; this accounts for 42 percent of South Sudan’s population.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 18:05
According to a special report put forth last week by FEWS Net, several areas of Nigeria likely experienced famine during 2016 and continue to face the threat of famine into 2017.
One area of particular concern is Bama Local Government Area (LGA), where the majority of the population is concentrated in Bama Town and Banki Town. FEWS Net reports that available evidence indicates that at least 2,000 people in these towns died from famine-related causes between January and September.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Tue, 09/13/2016 - 19:04
Nigeria continues to face severe financial and food security challenges as a result of ongoing conflict and economic downturn. In June, the Central Bank allowed the country’s exchange rate to float. According to the Nigerian Market Monitoring Bulletin released last week by FEWS Net, since that time, the Nigerian Naira (NGN) has depreciated by more than 40 percent.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Wed, 07/13/2016 - 15:30
The Nigerian Minister of Health has declared a "nutrition emergency" in northeast Nigeria as conflict continues to limit access to food, water, and health services, according to an alert from FEWS Net.
Submitted by Sara.Gustafson on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 18:52
Ethiopia continues to face increased food insecurity, despite heavy rains in April that have improved prospects for the 2016 Belg harvest, according to the latest regional alert from FEWS Net.