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Afghanistan: nearly 20 million Afghans experiencing high acute food insecurity

High acute food insecurity persists across Afghanistan, as a combination of a collapsing economy and drought is depriving nearly 20 million Afghans of food, classified in Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phases 3 or 4), between March and May 2022 (the lean season), latest data shows.

Central African Republic

About 2.2 million people in the Central African Republic (CAR) are projected to experience high levels of acute food insecurity classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse between April and August 2022 due to conflict, population displacement and high food prices.

South Sudan: 7.74 million people facing high acute food insecurity; over 1.3 million children acutely malnourished

Despite significant deployment of humanitarian assistance, between February and March 2022, an estimated 6.83 million people (55% of the population) faced high acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), of which 2.37 million people faced Emergency conditions (IPC Phase 4).

Somalia: Some areas face Risk of Famine as multi-season drought and soaring food prices lead to worsening acute food insecurity and malnutrition

Worsening drought is putting some areas across Somalia at risk of Famine through June 2022 if the current April to June Gu season rains fail, food prices continue to rise and humanitarian assistance is not scaled up to reach the countries’ most vulnerable populations.

Haiti: 4.5 million Haitians experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity

A projection update analysis was conducted in Haiti in February 2022 to update the IPC Acute Food Insecurity projection originally released in September 2021, on the basis that new data was available, as well as the need to follow up on the acute food insecurity situation in areas affected by the August 2021 earthquake.

Yemen: 17 million people experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, 2.2 million children acutely malnourished due to conflict, economic shocks & lack of humanitarian assistance

The acute food insecurity and malnutrition situation in Yemen has deteriorated further in 2022, with 17.4 million people (IPC Phase 3 and above) in need of assistance as of now, increasing to 19 million starting June to the end of the year.

Mali: over 1.2 million children under five likely acutely malnourished through august 2022

An IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis of Mali revealed that over 1.2 million children under the age of five will likely be acutely malnourished through August 2022, due to high levels of food insecurity and diseases.

SADC Region: 36 million people in ten countries highly food insecure due to conflict, drought and the COVID-19 pandemic

Millions of people continue to experience high levels of acute food insecurity in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, exacerbated by conflict, drought, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic decline.

Somalia: More than 4.1 million people face acute food insecurity Crisis (IPC Phase 3)

Over 4.1 million people across Somalia, or 26 percent of the total population, need urgent humanitarian food assistance to prevent food consumption gaps or the accelerated depletion of livelihood assets indicative of Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes through mid-2022.

Southern Madagascar: Despite interventions, 1.64 million people highly food insecure; over 300,000 children also likely acutely malnourished

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Nigeria: Over 1.7 million children under five likely acutely malnourished in the north east

The humanitarian crisis in North East Nigeria has become protracted, with conflict leading to widespread displacement, destroyed infrastructure and collapsed basic social services.

Mozambique: Nearly 1.9 million people highly food insecure due to conflict, low rainfall and high food prices

For the current period (November 2021 to March 2022), which coincides with the lean season, approximately 1.9 million people are estimated to be in high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) in the urban and rural areas of Mozambique that were analysed, and are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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