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 Pilots coducted in Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan
Pilots coducted in Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan
East & Central Africa
IPC GSU carried out 3rd round of IPC Acute Malnutrition Classification pilots Somalia, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), [...]
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East & Central Africa
Since 2007, Uganda has been utilizing the IPC as a reliable tool to classify acute food insecurity for early warning [...]
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2nd IPC Acute Food Insecurity Exercise
2nd IPC Acute Food Insecurity Exercise
East & Central Africa
The Swaziland Vulnerability Assessment Committee (SwaziVAC) organized and hosted the second IPC Level 1 Training and IPC Acute Food Insecurity [...]

Latest Events

01 Aug 2016 - 05 Aug 2016
East & Central Africa - Kenya
25 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
East & Central Africa - Kenya
25 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
East & Central Africa - Burundi

IPC in East and Central Africa

Feb.2016 - IPC Global Partners' Call for Immediate Humanitarian Action to Assess Famine Risk in Unity State of South Sudan

Based on the final conclusions of the IPC ERC and IPC SS TWG updated IPC analysis December 2015, the IPC Global Partners acknowledge the concerns on the severity of the situation and the lack of evidence and knowledge on the highly affected areas... Read more

The East and Central Africa is the place where IPC was originally developed. The region was identified for the IPC roll out based on:

  • its strong humanitarian imperative;
  • its existing conducive national capacity and institutional frameworks

Since its inception in 2004 in Somalia, the IPC has been implemented in 12 countries of Eastern and Central Africa.  Initial funding for five countries (DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Tanzania) from ECHO, DFID and CIDA covered the IPC roll‐out in 2007‐ 2008.

The second IPC roll-out was implemented between 2009 and 2011, funded by ECHO and coordinated by the IPC Regional Steering Committee of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) for East and Central Africa.

The regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) which was established in 2005, is a platform for sharing information on Food Security and Nutrition, building a consensual situation analysis, and bringing together a broad number of stakeholders for advocacy and response. Established by a group of international NGOs and UN Agencies, it has been co-chaired by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) since December 2011, marking an important step towards institutionalizing Food Security coordination in the region.

FSNWG hosts a Regional IPC Steering Committee since 2007. Its main objectives are:

  • Technical Support, Training and Quality Control  
  • Regional Awareness and Advocacy
  • Regional Coordination 
  • Regional Analysis 
  • Contribute to technical developments with the GSU 
  • Fund raising

During this second roll-out, the IPC was consolidated in the initial 5 countries, and was also discussed in  Ethiopia and integrated in Sudan and Central Africa Republic (CAR).

Further, awareness on the IPC has been raised in Rwanda since 2008/09 while it was implemented in Djibouti in 2011 through ECHO funding. Following creation of an IPC National Steering Committee, trainings on IPC Analysis started in the country directly with the Version 2.0.

Currently participating countries in Eastern and Central Africa follow within three IPC stages of implementation, specifically:

  • Stage 1, Awareness-raising and consultations: Rwanda;
  • Stage 2, Initial in-country training and analysis: Ethiopia;
  • Stage 3, Ongoing training and analysis: Burundi, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

 Read more:

> Brochure on the IPC implementation in ECA 

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Brief on IPC in ECA 2015

IPC Maps

May 2016 - Jun 2016
Approximately 2.3 million, 23% of all population, is in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency)
Approximately 2.3 million, 23% of all population, is in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency)
East & Central Africa - Burundi
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Still 2.8 million people facing acute food insecurity between January and March 2016
Still 2.8 million people facing acute food insecurity between January and March 2016
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Jan 2016 - 2nd food security and nutritional analysis report
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Publications (Reports)
Sep 2015 - by Kenya Food Security Steering Group
East & Central Africa - Kenya
Publications (Briefs)
Aug 2015 - August 2015
East & Central Africa
SICAThe World Food Programme (WFP)Save the ChildrenOxfamIGADThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionFood Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF