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Sierra Leone - The State of Food Security and Nutrition, August 2011

The survey found that nationally almost half (45%) of households or 2.5 million people are classified as food insecure during the lean season, reflecting seasonal food access issues. Of those about 374,000 people (6.5%) are severely food insecure. Hunger peaks in August with people’s access to food starting to deteriorate in June and July. This classification is based on having a poor or borderline diet as noted by the Food Consumption Score (FCS), a key WFP indicator measuring household food consumption.