Zimbabwe: Chronic Food Insecurity Situation 2015 - 2019
RELEASE DATE
01.12.2015 > 30.12.2019

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results


Recommendations
& next steps


Acute
Malnutrition


The analysis focused on three Provinces (Mashonaland East, Midlands and Matabeleland North) and covered the population of 24 districts. In total, about 1.24 million people experience moderate and severe chronic food insecurity (IPC Level 3 and 4 respectively), representing 37% of the total population analyzed. In the analyzed districts, 15% of the households, representing about 503,000 people, are in IPC Level 4. The share of households in IPC Level 3 is 22%, representing 732,000 people.

The districts with the highest share of population in IPC Level 3 and 4 are in Matebeleland North province. These districts are Tsholotsho (55% of households in IPC Level 3 and 4, representing about 66,000 people), Binga (50% of households in IPC Level 3 and 4, representing about 73,000 people), Nkayi (50% of households in IPC Level 3 and 4, representing about 57,000 people) and Hwange (50% of households in IPC Level 3 and 4, representing about 32,000 people). The four districts have been classified in IPC Level 4. In the other provinces, two districts have been classified in IPC Level 4: Mudzi in Mashonaland East (45% of households in IPC Level 3 and 4, representing about 64,000 people) and Zvishavane in Midlands province (43% of households in IPC Level 3 and 4, representing about 33,000 people). The rest of the districts analyzed have been classified in IPC Level 3, except Shurugwi which is in IPC Level 2.


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