Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 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.

Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2008

A Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis is usually undertaken every few years in Sierra Leone to provide information to Government and other stakeholders on how many people are food insecure, where these people are located, and why they are food insecure.