The scale and severity of acute food insecurity continue to rise at the July/August peak of the lean season in South Sudan.

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average.

Dryness remains in Haiti, while flooding risks continue in South Sudan, Central America - Global Weather Hazards Summary (October 17-23, 2014)

Rainfall improving in Latin America, with dryness ongoing in parts of West Africa and Ethiopia according to Global Weather Hazards Summary (September 26 - October 2, 2014).