Nigeria mVAM Bulletin #6: January/February 2017 - While food access has increased for some, the upcoming lean-season and increasing prices presents a dire situation

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 28 Feb 2017

While food access has increased for some, the upcoming lean-season and increasing prices presents a dire situation

KeyPoints

In the last six months,the number of displaced households that are food insecure has decreased,while the number of food insecure households among residents has increased slightly.

Overall, the proportion of households with not enough food and money has decreased,but those in need are continuing to rely on desperate strategies in order to eat.

Prices for commodities have risen while manua llabor wages have remained stagnant, resulting in further lowering of household purchasing power.

Improvements could be attributed to assistance and seasonality (post-harves tperiod).Household food stocks are expected to deplete as the lean-season approaches in April/May.