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Publication | 26 April 2019

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Technical Manual Version 3.0

The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Technical Manual Version 3.0 provides the technical standards and guidelines for conducting IPC analysis. 

Compared to the previous version, it introduces the new ‘Famine Likely’ classification in IPC Phase 5 (Famine) to warn of potential famine situations in contexts where circumstances on the ground prevent the collection of sufficient evidence for declaring a famine, but where a famine scenario is likely to occur.

The new manual also includes a more complete range of IPC classification scales: Acute Food Insecurity, Acute Malnutrition, and Chronic Food Insecurity. These help decision-makers better understand the drivers of and linkages between the three conditions, so that they can design response actions that comprehensively address food insecurity and malnutrition.

The manual also provides clearer guidance and tools on the analytical process, including guidelines for strategic communications to ensure that the right information is conveyed to the right people at the right time.

IPC Technical Manual Version 3.0
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