Afghanistan

Presence Country
March 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • Poor households who have been impacted by conflict, weak labor markets, or localized precipitation anomalies for rainfed areas remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) prior to spring labor opportunities and the sale and consumption of livestock products. Households facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes are present throughout the country. Furthermore, many of the nearly 650,000 people displaced by conflict in 2016, as well as hundreds of thousands of undocumented Afghan returnees from Pakistan, are likely facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes in the absence of assistance.

  • In mid-February, Pakistan closed its two main border crossings with Afghanistan to trade and population movement (Torkham in Nangarhar Province, and Spin Boldak in Kandahar Province). The borders were re-opened in late March.  The closure led to price increases of some products including rice, but wheat flour prices remained stable. The temporary border closure also impacted economic activity, particularly in the construction sector as costs of materials spiked due to the restricted trade with Pakistan.

  • After below-average precipitation during the first months of the wet season, widespread precipitation in late January, February, and early March has led to average to above-average snowpack throughout the country. The availability of water for first season irrigated crops, primarily wheat, will be sufficient for normal development. There is an increased risk of flooding through at least April, due to forecasts for above-average temperatures and near-record snow accumulation in some basins.

  • Rainfed wheat planting is underway, and forecast models indicate an increased probability for above-average precipitation during the remainder of the wet season through May. However, there remains a wide spread of possibilities for cumulative precipitation, and geographic and temporal rainfall distribution will also be critical to rainfed harvest outcomes.

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Remote Sensing Imagery

Mar 2017

Dekad 3 (21st - 31st)
Seasonal Calendar

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin

Livelihoods

Livelihoods Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map

Alerts and Special Reports

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.