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School Feeding Factsheet, 2014

The main objective of the WFP School Meals Programme is to provide an incentive to encourage children from economically disadvantaged households of Lesotho to attend school, as well as enhance...

Liberia - Special mVAM Bulletin #4: Tracking food security during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Liberia, November 2014

In Lofa County, many households are continuing to resort to coping strategies in spite of the recent harvest. Local rice prices have dropped in all regions of Liberia, making rice more accessible to...

Liberia - Findings from the Joint Rapid Food Security Assessment: Impact of EVD on Food Security situation, November 2014

The assessment objective was to evaluate the impact of the current EVD outbreak on the food security and livelihoods situation. The effects of EVD are complex and indirect effects also play a major...

Sierra Leone - Special mVAM Bulletin #5: Tracking food security during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone, November 2014

Despite the harvest, rCSI levels remained largely unchanged in Sierra Leone between October and November, although levels fell slightly in Eastern Province. Coping seems to be less severe in...

West Africa and the Sahel - Food Security and Humanitarian Implications, 2014

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional...

Guinea - Special mVAM Bulletin #6: Despite the harvest, food insecurity persists in Forest Guinea, November 2014

Households in the Forest Guinea and in Conakry are resorting more frequently to negative coping strategies. The coping strategy index remains high in Nzerekore and Conakry, the areas most affected...

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - Special mVAM Regional Bulletin #1: Food Insecurity Remains High in spite of the Harvest, November 2014

Despite the start of the main harvest, little-to-no effect on indicators in high EVD-affected zones of all countries has been observed, including Forest Guinea (Guinea), Lofa County (Liberia) and...

Ebola - Special Focus: How can we estimate the impact of Ebola on food security in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone? November 2014

Governments and humanitarian actors need estimates of how many people are food insecure due to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. We estimate that almost 1.7 million people are...

Special Focus

WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of...

mVAM: piloting mobile voice technology for household food security data collection

The mVAM project is piloting food security data collection from households through short mobile phone surveys, using live telephone interviews and an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The...