” are growing. More than half of those with acute food insecurity are in Africa, where conflict, weather events, and pest invasions have already taken a toll. In South Sudan and Yemen, more than half the people were in a food security crisis or worse PT, revise as defined by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification/Cadre Harmonisé (IPC/CH).
A Phase 3 food security crisis, on the IPC/CH scale, means households suffer serious malnutrition or can meet basic foodneeds only by depleting essential assets, which in turn requires urgent humanitarian action. Worse