Afghanistan: Acute Food Insecurity in November - December 2013 and Projection for November 2014 - March 2015
4th IPC Analysis Round
01.11.2013 > 31.12.2013


& next steps


The IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis Workshop (5-16 November) covered for the first time all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. 

  • Badakhshan and Ghor are the provinces worst affected by acute food insecurity, classified in Phase 4 (emergency) and must be highly prioritized for assistance. 
  • 14 provinces are in Phase 3 (crisis), 15 in Phase 2 (stressed) and 3 in Phase 1 (minimal). 
  • Overall, 27.7% of people are Phase 3 or higher. 

Recent shocks – particularly natural disasters, extreme weather, conflict, insecurity and animal disease – contributed to increasing acute food insecurity prevalence in a number of provinces.

Average rains in some provinces led to increased production and good pasture conditions; however, this did not benefit extremely poor households that hold few livestock as a result of animal disease, mortality, and crisis sales.

Little or no rain led to drought conditions in a significant number of provinces, which decreased food availability and food access due to higher market prices.

Insecurity is also disrupting market supply in many provinces, leading to below-normal/ potential supply of food and non-food commodities. 

Main driving factors of food insecurity:

  • natural disasters
  • extreme weather
  • conflict
  • insecurity
  • animal disease

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