Haiti: Chronic Food Insecurity Situation, October 2015-2018/20
About 43% of the population suffers severe and moderate chronic food insecure
01.10.2015 > 31.10.2020


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According to the IPC chronic food insecurity analysis conducted in October 2015*, about 70% the population is chronically food insecure, among them, 43% is facing moderate and severe chronic food insecurity (IPC level 3 or 4)

All analysed areas were classified into moderate chronic food insecurity (IPC Level 3) or severe chronic food insecurity (IPC Level 4), in particular: Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southeast, North (Ranquite, Pignon, LaVictoire, Dondon, St Raphael, Bahon) and Artibonite (Anse-Rouge,Terre Neuve, Gonaives, Gros Morne, St Marc, La Chapelle, Verettes, La Chapelle). 

The population classification is described as below: 

  • About 15% of the population of the analysed areas are in severe chronic food insecurity (IPC Level 4). The affected households suffer from lack of food due to seasonal shortfalls for more than 4 months of the year, have inadequate food consumption and are likely to have children with severe growth retardation.
  • About 28% of the population are facing moderate chronic food insecurity (IPC Level 3). At this level, households have ongoing mild deficits in food quantity and seasonal food quantity deficits for 2 to 4 months of the year and consistently do not consume a diet of adequate quality. They are also likely to have children with moderate stunting.
  • About 31% of the population are slight food insecurity (IPC Level 2). Households have an access to an adequate quantity of food but not always have a quality diet. HHs are not likely to have moderately or severely stunted children.

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