The return of violence in the north of Mali, in particular in Kidal has generated new population displacements. According to the Harmonized framework, Crisis food security conditions are expected in the June-August lean season in northern Mali. Information from seasonal forecasts from a variety of sources indicate possible drier than average conditions in Senegal-western Mali due to El Niño event, which is expected to develop from July onward, peaking in the final quarter of 2014. In southern and central Mali, the food security situation is satisfactory, despite continuously decreasing household food stocks. However, in the northern regions, the situation remains precarious due to the pastoralist lean season (source: Afrique Verte).
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