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Somalia: Approximately 3.5 million people in Somalia face high acute food insecurity in late 2021, with 1.2 million children likely acutely malnourished

Nearly 3.5 million people across Somalia are expected to face food consumption gaps or depletion of livelihood assets indicative of Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse outcomes through the end of the year, in the absence of humanitarian assistance.

Mozambique: High levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in Cabo Delgado driven by conflict

The armed conflict in the North and Central zone of Cabo Delgado since late 2017 has had a great impact on the food security and nutrition situation of households, especially in areas with limited humanitarian access.

ETHIOPIA: Famine Review Committee confirms very high levels of acute food insecurity and Risk of Famine in Tigray

Following a breakdown in consensus on the latest IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis findings on Ethiopia’s Tigray region, on July 10th, 2021, the IPC Global Steering Committee activated the Famine Review Committee (FRC).

Sudan: High levels of acute food insecurity driven by currency devaluation, inflation and localized conflicts

Latest data shows that an estimated 7.3 million people in Sudan (16% of the population analyzed) are in high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) between April and May (current period) and require urgent action.

Central African Republic: Nearly half of the population highly food insecure

The IPC projection update conducted in March 2021 indicates that, from April through August 2021, 2.29 million people in the Central African Republic will likely be in high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), almost half of the population covered by the analysis.

Madagascar: Acute Malnutrition analysis confirms critical situation in southern Madagascar with one district at risk of Famine

A sustained deterioration in food insecurity is expected in Madagascar’s Grand South regions from April to December 2021. Over 1.1 million people are highly food insecure in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse due to insufficient rainfall, rising food prices and sandstorms.

Afghanistan: high food prices, reduced income, conflict, COVID-19 impacts and expected impacts of La Niña condition are key drivers of food insecurity

Nearly 11 million people in Afghanistan are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) due to conflict, COVID-19, high food prices and rampant unemployment, between March and May 2021 (the lean season in most parts of the country)

Over 27 million people in DRC face high acute food insecurity due to conflict, COVID-19 and economic decline

Around 27.3 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), making the central African country the host of the highest number of people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in the world.

Nigeria: Over one million children acutely malnourished in North East Nigeria

Over one million children in North East Nigeria are expected to be acutely malnourished, including over 600,000 facing severe malnutrition, who may die if nothing is done.

SADC: COVID-19, dry spells and economic decline drive 45 million people into high levels of acute food insecurity in Southern Africa

Around 45 million people in ten countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region are facing high levels of acute food insecurity.

Yemen: Acute Malnutrition hits record levels in Yemen with a devastating toll on children under five

Over 2.25 million cases of children aged 0 to 59 months, and more than a million cases of pregnant and lactating women, are projected to suffer from acute malnutrition in the course of 2021 in Yemen.

Honduras: 3.3 million people are likely to face high levels of acute food insecurity during the lean season of April - July 2021

Through March 2021, at least 2.9 million people face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) and therefore require urgent action. Of these people, 614,000 are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).

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