Bangladesh Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Food Security Situation Overview

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Summary of causes, context and key issues 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 is seen that the Districts of Borguna, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Jhalokati, Satkhira (affected by the cyclone, tidal surge, water logging, river erosion, salinity) are the food crisis area (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, access and / or utilization that are persistent in these districts.