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Tanzania: Acute Food Insecurity Situation in Zanzibar July 2017 – September 2017

01/07/2017 - 30/09/2017
  • This is the first IPC analysis conducted in Zanzibar. The analysis was conducted in five out of 11 districts of Zanzibar in July 2017, and was led by Zanzibar Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring – Technical Working Group with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. The analysis was conducted for the period of July to September 2017 and projection was made for the period of October to December 2017.
  • Around 18,000 people (2% of the assessed population) in Micheweni and Kaskazini A Districts are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), and are facing food gaps requiring immediate assistance.
  • Generally, the food security situation in two districts Micheweni and Kaskazini A indicates that about 25% and 20% of the population are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) respectively, representing 28,000 people in Micheweni and 25,000 in Kaskazini A.
  • The main causes of the current food insecurity in Zanzibar are failed Vuli rainfall season (October to December) in 2016/17, heavy rains at the end of the Masika rainy season which affected planted crops and infrastructure and high food prices.
  • Resilience building initiatives are desired to protect household food consumption as well as income generation activities for about 69% population in IPC Phase 2 (Stressed)
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD