Shortly after the passage of the cyclone Matthew on October 4th 2016, a rapid food security assessment in the most affected areas was conducted to identify humanitarian needs and to understand the impact on productions and livelihoods. In December, a more in-depth post-Matthew emergency food security assessment was conducted by the National Coordination of food security (CNSA) in partnership with the WFP, FAO, FEWSNET, and with the support of EU, ECHO, DFID, USAID, Solidarité Internationale, CARE, COOPI, World Vision, Concern Worldwide, to better inform targeting within the affected population and to guide short to medium-term humanitarian and early-recovery interventions.
The assessment is conducted in two phases. The first covered 3,840 households in the departments and zones more directly affected by the hurricane - Grand Anse, Sud, Nippes, Sud-Est, Nord-Ouest HT01, Artibonite, Ile de la Gonave HT01 - from 2 to 20 December. The second will cover the rest of the country. This summary is about the zones surveyed in phase one.