Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
25 March 2015

The Global Food Security Update provides an overview of the food security trends in 57 countries in six regions and offers an outlook for the 3-6 months following its release. It is based on food security monitoring reports, updates from WFP’s regional and country-based Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) units and a review of secondary information.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2015
  • Average monthly prices of wheat flour and rice significantly increased (197 % for wheat flour and 403 % for rice) since 2011. Between July 2014 and January 2015, the average retail prices of bread rose by approximately 55 %, reaching their highest levels.
  • In January 2015 the Syrian Government increased the official price of bread to SYP35/bundle from SYP25/bundle, of gas cylinder to SYP1,500 from SYP1,100, the price of diesel used for transportation purposes to SYP125/L and diesel for domestic use to SYP140/L from SYP80/L. Consequently, the purchasing power and food security situation of poor households, who mainly depend on local markets to cover their needs, is believed to have further deteriorated.
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2014
  • In December 2014, the average nominal retail prices of wheat flour and rice were SYP117/kg and SYP202/kg, respectively. From May 2014 to December 2014 - an increase of 14.3 percent in the price of wheat flour and 20 percent in the retail price of rice were recorded. When compared to 2011 price level, the retail price trends show significant increases (192% for wheat flour and by 387% for rice).

  • The average nominal retail prices of (public and shop) bread were SYP34/kg and SYP65/kg, respectively. Since May 2014 the average retail prices of both type of bread rose by approximately 50 percent.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 October 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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
30 March 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.

Emergency Assessments, Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2013

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.