In the urban areas assessed in June 2016, 30% of the households are food insecure with 2% severely food insecure. The level of food insecurity is considerably less than that seen in the drought affected rural areas assessed in December 2015.
The commune of Cité Soleil and the cities of Gonaïves, Jérémie, and Port-de-Paix stand out as having the highest levels of food insecurity.
40% of households have unacceptable food consumption. Food insecurity is also driven by economic vulnerability, with 50% of households spending over half their budget on food.
Increase in prices of food and other goods is the most common shock reported.
The majority of households are forced to engage in negative coping strategies, including 25% relying on crisis or emergency strategies, which are difficult to reverse.