Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
11 March 2015

In February 2015, WFP started remote phone-based data collection and food security monitoring in Iraq through the mVAM (mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping) approach. Survey respondents are contacted via text message (SMS) and live calls, and asked to respond to a short series of questions on food markets and household food consumption and coping.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
11 March 2015
  • Conflict has severely disrupted supply lines to Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Kirkuk, pushing up the price of a basic food basket and causing shortages of fresh fruit, meat, eggs and dairy. In these governorates, reduced Public Distribution System (PDS) distributions are keeping wheat flour prices high.
  • In early March, food prices in Salah Al-Din increased significantly due to ongoing conflict.
  • In conflict-affected areas, casual labour opportunities are limited and wage rates are low. This is undermining people’s ability to purchase food and other basic goods.
  • The prospects for the 2015 winter crop are uncertain in conflict-affected parts of Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Diyala.
Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

This study analyzes the food markets of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen (ME-ODC Countries), to better understand their dynamics, particularly in light of the sudden flare in food prices.