In September 2020, the UNSC invoked Resolution 2417, sounding the alarm on the risk of famine and widespread food insecurity in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen due to the cumulative effects of conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. This report explores the impact that conflict and other crises, including COVID-19, have had on food security in these countries. The report also analyzes the gendered effects of food insecurity in these contexts.
Between December 2020 and July 2021, CARE conducted interviews with saving group members as part of the Women (in VSLA) Respond sub-initiative. The sub-initiative is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on how women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda are affected by and responding to the pandemic. This Quarter 2 briefing includes findings from two rounds of quantitative data from Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and one round of quantitative data from Uganda and qualitative insights from women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Mali, and Ethiopia. The survey included 4,185 VSLA members, of which 3,266 were women and girls, and shows findings and trends overtime on how VSLA members in the targeted countries are coping and responding to the pandemic. Read MoreRead More