Haiti: Acute Food Insecurity Situation August 2020 - February 2021 and Projection for March - June 2021
4 million highly acute food insecure people in urgent need of action
VALIDITY PERIOD
31.08.2020 > 30.06.2021
Current Situation August 2020 – February 2021 
Projected Situation March – June 2021 
 
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Key
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Population
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Recommendations
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Acute
Malnutrition


Overview

Between August 2020-February 2021, 42% of the analysed population (around 4 million people) are facing high acute food insecurity and are in urgent need of action. That includes 905,471 people classified in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 3,083,497 people classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

For the projected period, March-June 2021, 46% of the analysed population (around 4.4 million people) are expected to face high acute food insecurity. That includes 1,156,915 million people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 3,198,820 people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

Key Drivers

Economic decline: Inflation, exchange rate deterioration, reduction in remittances.

Poor harvests: Poor agricultural harvests due to below-normal rainfall.

Hurricane Laura was a deadly and damaging Category 4 Atlantic hurricane; the island's strongest  hurricane on record since 1856.

Impact of the COVID-19 epidemic: The COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions to control it have negatively impacted the economy and livelihoods.

 

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