Syria

Syria

WFP Syria mVAM Bulletin Issue no. 53: March 2021

Post date Friday, 16 April, 2021 - 12:15
Month(s) covered 2021-03
Document Type Newsletter/Bulletin
Content Themes Response Monitoring, Markets, Food Assistance, Food Security
Sources WFP

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).
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