Approximately 9.9 million people (9.65 million in IPC Phase 4 and close to a quarter of a million in IPC Phase 5) face severe food deficits, elevated hunger, and risk of starvation. Large scale emergency food assistance is needed to address this crisis.
Cluster partners are planning to expand operations to target 12 million people per month – an increase of 43 per cent. This will include 10 million severely food-insecure people and 2 million IDPs in acute need who require unconditional in kind food, cash or voucher transfers.
In addition, livelihoods assets have nearly collapsed, and negative coping behaviours are becoming more common. This requires support through agricultural, livestock, and fishery supplies, and kick-starting and resuscitating non-agricultural livelihoods. Affected households need longer term livelihoods support to increase assets and incomes while community rehabilitation and resilience activities are needed in some areas.
FIRST LINE RESPONSE Reduce severe hunger among highly vulnerable families by:
Distributing food, cash, or vouchers to severely food insecure families in IPC phase four districts and areas with populations in IPC phase five
Distributing food, cash, or vouchers to newly displaced and host families in high priority districts
Distributing conditional, and season-specific cash or vouchers and employing adults on public works schemes including projects that rehabilitate public infrastructure and community assets in IPC phase four districts and areas with populations in IPC phase five
Distributing agricultural and fishery kits to severely food insecure rural households in IPC phase four districts and areas with populations in IPC phase five
To measure first line impact, partners will particularly track the percentage increase in the number of targeted households with a Food Consumption Score (FCS) greater than 42
Based on 2018 SMART surveys and Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessments in 15 governorates, 2017 SMART surveys in three governorates, a 2016 SMART survey in one governorate and a 2016 Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in three governorates, the Nutrition Cluster is targeting as follows:
Of the 357,487 children under five in need of SAM treatment, a minimum of 285,990 will benefit from support
Of the 1.68 million children under five and 1.1 million PLW in need of TSFPs, a minimum of 937,878 children under five and 639,210 PLW will benefit from support
Of the 800,719 children under two and 1,211,146 PLW in need of BSFPs, 100 per cent of the children and lactating women in need in 107 high-risk districts and 60 per cent in 58 new high-risk districts will benefit from support