El Salvador: Acute Food Insecurity Situation from December 2017 to February 2018 and Projection for March-May 2018
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.12.2017 > 31.05.2018
 
 
 
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Malnutrition


According to the IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis conducted in November 2017 for El Salvador, one in ten people (around 255 thousand people) were facing moderate acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 2) in seven departments analyzed (Ahuachapán, Santa Ana, Chalatenango, Usulután, San Miguel, Morazán and La Unión).

The projected analysis for the March - May 2018 period was conducted for the following departments: Ahuachapán, Santa Ana, Chalatenango, Usulután, San Miguel, Morazán and La Unión.

In the case of the departments of Morazán and Usulután, the following indicators stand out:

  • Consumption of Food: 66% Fair, 19-26% Moderate and 7-13% Poor.
  • Nutrition: Historically no prevalence of acute malnutrition at the departmental level of more than 5%
  • Mortality: 0.03-0.07 / 10,000 / day
  • For the rest of the departments, there is no information available.

 

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