Poor weather has had a negative impact on the wheat harvest in central western areas, particularly Ghor province. A joint FAO, FEWS NET, WFP survey carried out in May concluded that that Crisis (IPC 3) conditions were expected from October in Ghor. Other factors are contributing to food insecurity, these include reduced remittance flows from neighbouring Helmand province and reduced wage earning opportunities within Ghor. In the absence of additional assistance, these factors are likely to result in severe food gap and households depleting their assets. In this area, household food deficits are expected to peak during the winter (November-March), when physical access to Ghor becomes very limited. Nonetheless, at the national level, wheat flour prices are expected to remain stable thanks to an above average harvest at the national level and stable import prices.