Increasing food insecurity trend persists in Anbar and Ninewa

Increasing food insecurity trend persists in Anbar and Ninewa

RELIEFWEB.INT -July 29, 2015 at 02:57PM

Source: World Food Programme
Country: Iraq

 

IDPs are the most affected by food insecurity. More than one in five reported ‘poor’ or ‘borderline’ consumption in June. Two in five of IDP households reported not having enough food or money to buy food.

Highlights

  • Food insecurity escalated in Iraq in the second quarter of 2015. WFP’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) trend data collected from March to June points to a steady deterioration in food consumption and coping indicators, especially in Anbar and Ninewa governorates, which have been directly affected by conflict.
  • Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are the most affected by food insecurity. More than one in five of them (21%) reported ‘poor’ or ‘borderline’ consumption in June. Two in five (40%) of IDP households reported not having enough food or money to buy food for the same month.
  • In June, food prices increased and wage-to-food terms of trade declined in Diyala and Ninewa. In Anbar, food prices are very high, and food supply is extremely limited in the conflict-affected district of Haditha.
  • Public Distribution System (PDS) access remains low, with fewer households reporting having received a full PDS ration in June than in the previous month.
  • In spite of conflict, the 2015 wheat crop production levels were higher compared to 2014 in the South and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

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