El Salvador: Acute Food Insecurity Situation in October 2016 and Projection for November 2016 - March 2017
IPC Analysis of Dry Corridor Areas
01.10.2016 > 31.03.2017


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As of October 2016, the proportion of the vulnerable households in the dry corridor of El Salvador did not reach 20% therefore they have been classified in IPC phase 1 (Minimal). Among the factors that explain this classification is the flow of remittances, the best transportation and the lowest percentages of extreme poverty. In the analyzed departments of El Salvador, extreme poverty levels are between 11% (Santa Ana) and 25% (Ahuachapán). The percentage of households that receive remittances in El Salvador is on average 32%. These households have a daily labor wage and alternatives to the cultivation of basic grains. 

In the projected period of the analysis, it is expected that IPC phase 1 will be maintained in all the classified departments. It is also expected that the most vulnerable populations will be able to work, allowing them to generate income and improve their access to food. At the same time, the risk of drought between November 2016 and March 2017 is considered a non-limiting factor according to the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (ENSO) scenario. However, access to water and basic sanitation services will continue to be a limiting factor affecting negatively the biological utilization of food in households in the majority of the areas analyzed.

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