The main objectives of the assessment were:
• to provide a reliable and detailed assessment of the food security and vulnerability situation of the Darfur population;
• to assess some of the causes and risk factors for food insecurity and vulnerability and;
• to identify pockets of vulnerability where assistance and targeting may be required in the future.
The assessment covered 37 out of 38 planned localities in the three Darfur states. Information was collected from around of 5,600 households; 1,570 households from North Darfur, 2,940 households from South Darfur and 1,100 households from West Darfur.