0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE LAST VERSION OF HIP
This year, despite unusually good harvest in autumn 2012 (124% increase at national level compared to 2011, and 226% for the Sahel) and reassuring projections of the Government in terms of agricultural production in 2013, a significant proportion of the Sahelian population continues to suffer the effects of the crisis of 2011/2012, and remains in a situation of severe food insecurity. The poorest households, whose only income comes from their daily work, depend mainly on the markets to meet their food needs. With food prices below the five-year average, access to adequate and balanced diet remains illusory. For the poorest segments of the population, the lean season will start soon or has already begun.
Field observations indicate that many people who have been affected by the food crisis in 2011/2012 will require assistance in 2013. Therefore, projections of 500,000 beneficiaries in 2013 by WFP appear underestimated. Given these needs and the opportunity to accelerate the delivery of grain stocks in the country before the rainy season and to support other complementary interventions in food and nutrition security, it was decided to strengthen immediately HIP Chad in 2013 with an amount of EUR 6 million, thus increasing the total envelope in 2013 to EUR 29 million. The implementation of this additional funding will be made by changing current actions or, if necessary, through new actions.