Bangladesh: Acute Food Insecurity Situation in December 2012 (Coastal Zones)
This analysis covers the eight districts under Coastal zone of Bangladesh.
RELEASE DATE
10.12.2012
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.12.2012 > 31.12.2012

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Acute
Malnutrition


In July-August, Bangladesh successfully conducted the 2nd cycle of IPC analysis covering 13 districts of the Coastal Zone of the country. The Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD) led the exercise with the joint support of FAO & WFP.

This analysis covers the eight districts under Coastal zone of Bangladesh considering on agro ecological, socioeconomic and disaster vulnerabilities relating to food security. From the analysis it emerged that the Districts of Borguna, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Jhalokati, Satkhira are the food crisis area (IPC Phase 3). Barisal, Bagerhat and Khulna were found to be food Stressed area (Phase 2).

The analysis shows that the majority coastal districts HH group has food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition. Furthermore, the analysts found a strong correlation of natural disaster with the food security situation. The areas facing natural disasters were found to depict the highest levels of acute food insecurity due to a combination of poor food availability, accessand / or utilization that are persistent in these districts.

The main factors driving food insecurity are:

  • cyclone
  • tidal surge
  • water logging
  • river erosion
  • salinity


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