Posted by: APO | 12 July 2010

WFP Sudan is pleased to share the Sixth Round of the Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) Reports for West Darfur, South Darfur and North Darfur.

 

WFP Sudan is pleased to share the Sixth Round of the Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) Reports for West Darfur, South Darfur and North Darfur.

 

July 12, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Main findings of the sixth round of the FSMS indicated that the May round coincide with the lean season, which started earlier this year due to the poor harvest of 2009/2010. Market prices for sorghum

have reached historically high levels in the three capital markets of Darfur with North Darfur having the most expensive food basket in this round (35% increase from February 2010). West Darfur has

however only seen a marginal increase of the food basket. Income activities have reduced in North and South while they have been stable or increased in West Darfur. The combination of high prices,

reduced incomes and physical insecurity in parts of Darfur during this period has led to a decline in food security status compared to the same time last year, particularly in South Darfur where the

situation of IDPs and rural mixed communities is worrisome. Food consumption in South Darfur has also reduced and some 15 percent of IDPs and households in mixed communities have a poor food

consumption which if prolonged will have an impact on their health. North Darfur has seen an increase in food insecurity among residents while mixed communities remain stable and IDPs have improved

since last year. West Darfur on the other hand has remained stable or even improved due to much smaller price increases there and better income opportunities.

 

 

SOURCE 

World Food Program (WFP)


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