COVID19 Alert

April 2020
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is likely to exacerbate existing food crises in the East Africa region and drive worsening food security and nutritional outcomes. Given the high level of uncertainty relating to both on the trajectory of the virus’ spread and the severity of economic impacts at global, national, and subnational levels, an in-depth analysis of a most-likely food security and nutrition scenario is not yet available.

However, in the meantime, FSNWG calls upon all concerned partners to be aware of and prepare for the possibility of increasing food and nutrition insecurity in the region given the effects of this pandemic on local livelihoods, markets, and the delivery of basic public health services. FSNWG will be closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and will provide regular updates and more detailed analyses as additional information becomes available.

Tags: Food Security