Compared with six months ago, the number of people who face food crisis or emergency increased by 17 per cent, from 731,000 to 855,000. The number in food-stressed situations remained at 2.3 million.
Crisis food insecurity in Sierra Leone persists despite lifting of the official ban on weekly markets
The highest levels of food insecurity will be observed in Bo, Kambia, Port Loko, Moyamba, Kailahun, and Kenema districts where poor households are experiencing food consumption gaps.
Since the fighting began in Darfur in 2003, more than 300 000 people have been killed and an estimated 2.5 million, from a population of around 6.2 million, have been displaced.
Face à une situation alimentaire de plus en plus difficile, certains ménages pauvres ont changé de régime alimentaire en baissant le nombre de repas quotidiens de 3 à 2 ou 1.