WFP Syria mVAM Bulletin Issue no. 53: March 2021
|Post date||Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 12:15|
|Content Themes||Response Monitoring, Markets, Food Assistance, Food Security|
Key highlights from the report include:
- More than half of the surveyed households (51 percent) reported poor or borderline food consumption in March 2021, marking around a three-quarter increase (72 percent) compared to March 2020.
- Overall 62 percent of interviewed households indicated consuming animal-source protein or pulses less than twice a week throughout March 2021, which represents the lowest national average consumption rate of protein over the past six months.
- In March 2021, nine out of ten interviewed households reported applying at least one food-based coping mechanism to meet their food consumption needs, an increase of 11 percent since March 2020.
- Approximately 40 percent of interviewed households reported not being able to purchase the necessary medicines in March 2021, a 21 percent increase from a month earlier, mainly due to lack of financial resources (84 percent) and shortage of medicines in pharmacies (14 percent).