WFP Syria mVAM Bulletin Issue no. 52: January and February 2021

Post date Monday, 15 March, 2021 - 08:38
Month(s) covered 2021-02, 2021-01
Document Type Newsletter/Bulletin
Content Themes Markets, Food Security, Coordination
Sources WFP

Attached WFP Syria’s mVAM Food Security Bulletin covering January and February 2021.

Key highlights from the report include:

  • In February 2021, close to half of the surveyed households (47 percent) reported poor or borderline food consumption throughout Syria, representing an increase of 48 percent from February 2020’s recorded levels.
  • Approximately 60 percent of interviewed households in Syria indicated consuming animal-source protein less than twice a week in February 2021.
  • Seven out of ten interviewed households across Syria reported that they bought food on credit in February 2021 due to the continued worsening economic situation, marking an increase by 11 percent since December 2020.
  • A third of interviewed households (33 percent) reported not being able to purchase necessary medicines, mainly due to lack of financial resources (76 percent) and shortage of medicines in pharmacies (17 percent).

In addition, please find the link to the interactive mVAM dashboard developed by Abdelrahman that provides the opportunity to dig deeper into the data and make use of all the information collected.

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