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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).

Up to 2.7 million people in Somalia face high levels of acute food insecurity through mid-2021

Up to 2.7 million people across Somalia are expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) through mid-2021 in the absence of humanitarian assistance. These include 400,000 people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 2.25 million people in Crisis (IPC Phase 4).

South Sudan: IPC Results October 2020 - July 2021

The IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis was conducted in South Sudan from October 26th to November 16th, 2020. During the vetting session of the analysis, a breakdown in consensus among the country IPC Technical Working Group members emerged in relation to the estimation of populations in IPC Phase 5 in six counties [...]

Ethiopia: High levels of acute food insecurity due to COVID-19, displacement, desert locusts and high food prices

In the analysis period of October to December 2020, about 8.6 million people (16% of the analysed population) are facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) despite ongoing Humanitarian Food Assistance (HFA). Of these, about 7.2 million people are classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and about 1.4 million people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).

Conflict, high food prices, depreciation of local currency and disrupted livelihoods are the major drivers of acute food insecurity.

From October to December 2020, 13.5 million people (45% of the analysed population) are facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above). Between January and June 2021, the number increases by nearly 3 million to 16.2 million people (54% of the total population analysed) likely to experience high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above).

Over 13 million people in Afghanistan likely to face high levels of acute food insecurity

Between August and October 2020, corresponding to the post-harvest season, it is estimated that a total of 11.15 million people (36% of the analysed population) were facing high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) and require urgent humanitarian action.

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