The overall food and nutrition security situation has deteriorated in many parts of the country with an estimated 4.3 million people in Phases 3, 4 & 51 in April 2016, a significant increase from the 2.8 million people in January–March 2016 projection. This population is also a significant increase when compared to the 3.8 million people that faced severe food insecurity in April 2015. According to the normal ‘lean season’ pattern, the situation is expected to deteriorate further during the May–July 2016 lean season with an estimated 4.8 million people being severely food insecure. The current deterioration in food security and nutrition is primarily due to physical insecurity, the effects of the economic crisis and depleted stocks from the last harvest.
30 April 2016