From April 2011 FEWS NET is positioned on the reference scale of acute food insecurity of households in the IPC (Integrated Framework for Classification of food security) will be available in July 2011 with version 2.0 of the CPI. For more information see the website www.fews.net / FoodInsecurityScale .
• Most households in areas of pastoral livelihood North-west and south-eastern border are currently living conditions of food security crisis (phase 3 of the CPI) because of two consecutive seasons of poor rains that have reduced food production and income. During the projection period, these areas remain in the same phase of food insecurity due to lack of natural resources and adequate food assistance. As for the pastoral areas of central low altitude, high altitude center and south-east road, they will experience conditions of food insecurity problems (phase 2 of the CPI) over the same period.
• Poor households in the area living in Djibouti city will likely conditions of food insecurity crisis (phase 3 of the CPI) and the lean season will be advanced by two months. The main factors of food insecurity are: high unemployment, lower small-business activities, food prices high, a rural exodus, the end of the school year and school canteens.Djibouti city likely to experience serious water shortages in the coming months due to intensive use of this resource during the summer.