26 February 2015
The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of humanitarian concern.
This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.
31 January 2015
The mVAM project is piloting food security data collection from households through short mobile phone surveys, using live telephone interviews and an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The pilot project monitors a panel of some 600 households in total in Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia for a period of 12 months.
The short surveys ask questions about people’s food security and coping strategies used. The objective of the pilot is to learn about the suitability of voice calls for survey research in the humanitarian world, and to see if voice calls can make food security monitoring surveys more time and cost efficient. The high frequency data collected is used to track trends in vulnerability and support decision making processes.
Monthly data collection began in the Democratic Republic of Congo in February 2014 and in Somalia in May 2014. Datasets and bulletins will be posted on this site.
The project is supported by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.
31 January 2015
From November 2014 through January 2015, the percentage of severely food insecure households in Mugunga 3 camp decreased in line with seasonal expectations. Nevertheless, the share of food secure households remains very low.
31 December 2014
This bulletin summarises the various issues related to food and nutrition security in the southern Africa region in order to present a concise update on a monthly basis.
Information is collected from various sources including Governments, UN, FEWSNET, NGOs and other Partners.
23 November 2014
WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of analysis for decision makers. Sources of information include WFP’s VAM newtwork of VAM experts, and our partners.
31 October 2014
Levels of food insecurity remain stable at high levels in line with previous months as we enter lean season.
31 August 2014
- In August, levels of food insecurity remain stable at high levels for the fourth consecutive month.
- While beneficiaries of food assistance have the same diet as non-beneficiaries, they recur less frequently to negative coping strategies.
31 July 2014
Food security situation in Mugunga 3 remained severe throughout July: 80.3% of households were identified as severely food insecure.
31 May 2014
The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.
31 October 2013
République Démocratique du Congo - Suivi des prix des principaux produits alimentaires, 2013