Afghanistan

Presence Country
April 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
  • Precipitation was above-average throughout the country for February and March, except for parts of Takhar Province, per satellite-based estimates. Seasonal forecasts indicate a likelihood for average to above-average cumulative precipitation during the remaining weeks of the wet season. Although these factors are likely to facilitate rainfed wheat production, continued monitoring of the quantity and distribution of rainfall in different areas remains critical in understanding the likely impact of the ongoing season on food security outcomes. 

  • Above-average precipitation during the peak of the wet season led to near-record snowpack in several basins, and above-average snowpack in nearly all basins monitored. As of April 18 2017, USGS monitoring products indicate average to above-average snowpack throughout the country. Water availability is very likely to be sufficient throughout the country for the normal development of main season irrigated crops, primarily wheat.

  • Food security outcomes for the majority of poor households and those who rely on market purchases are likely to improve gradually over the next three months, as the annual lean season comes to an end with primary harvests and increased labor opportunities. 

  • In 2016, more than 660,000 people were displaced due to conflict. Continued fighting between the government and insurgent forces has resulted in displacement of more than 50,000 people in early 2017, primarily in eastern, northern, and southern regions. Many newly displaced households are likely in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

  • A total of 120,000 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran between January 1 and April 15, 2017. Although some of the undocumented returnees have received assistance from humanitarian agencies, many have not accessed humanitarian assistance amidst the rapid increase in needs and continued conflict environment, and are likely facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes during the coming months. Similarly, many undocumented returnees from Pakistan who have not received humanitarian assistance are likely facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes as they attempt to establish new livelihoods within Afghanistan.

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.