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1 April 2016

Iraq - Bulletin #17: Concerns over rising food prices in Fallujah and increasing food insecurity in Ninewa, April 2016

Iraq - Bulletin #17: Concerns over rising food prices in Fallujah and increasing food insecurity in Ninewa, April 2016
  • Internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and households in conflict-affected areas are the most vulnerable and food insecure.
  • Although many households are using negative coping strategies, most are consuming an acceptable diet except households in Ninewa and IDPs in Akre (Ninewa) and Samarra (Salah Al-Din).
  • In Al-Wahda and Al-Moalmin neighborhoods (Fallujah), households have reported severe food shortages for the third month in a row.
  • The cost of the standard food basket has fallen in all monitored governorates, except in Diyala and Salah Al-Din. However, in Anbar and Ninewa food markets are highly volatile with soaring food prices and households have irregular income.