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Over 21 million people in DR Congo facing high levels of acute food insecurity driven by conflict, COVID-19, flooding and economic decline

In the current period (July to December 2020) out of the 66.6 million people analysed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21.8 million (33%) are facing high levels of acute food insecurity, classified in IPC Phase 3 or 4 (Crisis or worse)

Ethiopia: 8.5 million people in urgent need of action

Out of the total population of 7.96 million people in the 133 analysed districts, 2 million were estimated to be highly food insecure (IPC Phase 3 and above) in the period from February to April 2020, representing 25% of the population analysed.

Haiti: 42% of population facing high levels of acute food insecurity

Out of the total population of 7.96 million people in the 133 analysed districts, 2 million were estimated to be highly food insecure (IPC Phase 3 and above) in the period from February to April 2020, representing 25% of the population analysed.

Yemen: High levels of food insecurity persist

Out of the total population of 7.96 million people in the 133 analysed districts, 2 million were estimated to be highly food insecure (IPC Phase 3 and above) in the period from February to April 2020, representing 25% of the population analysed.

Sudan: High Food Insecurity Levels in Sudan Persist

In the current period (June to September 2020), an estimated 9.6 million people (21% of the population analysed) are experiencing Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) and are in need of urgent action. This is the highest figure ever recorded in the history of IPC in Sudan compared to previous years.

East and Horn of Africa Food Insecurity in the context of Desert Locusts and COVID-19

The East and Horn of Africa region is already home to some of the most food insecure populations in the world. Now, with countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia currently facing one of the worst desert locust infestations in decades, coupled with the impacts of COVID-19, experts fear that the health crisis transforms into a food crisis unless global, regional and country level coordinated action is in place to control the economic crisis.

COVID-19 exacerbates Afghanistan's food crisis, 10 million acutely food insecure

Food security remains alarmingly high in Afghanistan with continuing conflict, widespread unemployment, and price hikes, all exacerbated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zimbabwe: Over 4 million people need urgent attention

Currently, 45% of the rural population is in Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) while 29% is Stressed (IPC Phase 2). This is a deterioration from the last analysis conducted in June 2019, when 38% of the total population was in IPC Phase 3 and higher.

South Sudan: Floods exacerbate severe food insecurity in South Sudan

In the analysis period of January 2020, 5.29 million people (45.2% of the population) are estimated to have faced Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity, of which 1.11 million people faced Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity.

Desert locusts could worsen food insecurity in East and Horn of Africa

The East and Horn of Africa region is currently facing one of the worst infestations of desert locusts - whose destructive impact is likely to cause large-scale crop damage and worsen food insecurity in countries already affected by recurrent drought, conflict and high food prices.

Central African Republic - November 2019

1.6 million people in the current period and 2.1 million people in the projected period in Central African Republic are in urgent need of action to save their lives, protect their livelihoods and reduce their food deficits.

Ethiopia - November 2019

Food security analysis conducted in six regions of Ethiopia indicates that, despite ongoing assistance, an estimated 8 million people (27% of the 28.7 million people analysed) were severely food insecure in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) or worse between July and September 2019. Of these, about 6.1 million people were classified in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and about 1.9 million people in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency).

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