Nutrition information in crisis situations - Report number XX
Impact of Food Prices Rises On Malnutrition and Food Security
- International food and oil prices soared until further in 2008 and translated in varying degrees into higher domestic food prices causing food riots in over 30 countries. Even though food prices are falling on the global markets, surveillance showed that local prices have continued to increase or have remained at their inflated level in a number of vulnerable countries. ACF conducted country studies in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic and Liberia (ref NICS 17) to investigate the impact on child malnutrition and food security. UNICEF/WFP/IPHN investigated the impact in Bangladesh, UNICEF/WHO in Cambodia and WFP/DID in Tajikistan.