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Sudan - Food Security Monitoring

The Darfur Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) was established in 2009 to provide regular updates on the food security status of the general population in the region.  The system has evolved since then and now covers sentinel sites in all five Darfur states with data collection taking place every February (during the post-harvest period), May (at the beginning of the lean season) and in November (during the time of the harvest). Food security monitoring is also conducted in other areas of the country, including the states of South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Kassala and Red Sea. Through household interviews, the system provides trend analysis on livelihoods, food consumption, expenditure, food security as well as basic information on child health and nutrition for displaced persons, residents and households in ‘mixed’ communities (where displaced persons live side by side with host residents).