In February 2022, the Food Security PDM was conducted in 8 camps with 336 HH participating.
(Note, BMN was excluded due to COVID-19 outbreak in camp.)
FOOD CONSUMPTION SCORE – NUTRITIONAL QUALITY ANALYSIS (FCS-N)
The FCS-N evaluates the likely adequacy of protein, vitamin A and heme iron (found only in meat and fish and absorbed well in body). The FCS-N links HH food access and consumption with stunting, wasting and micronutrient deficiencies. Insufficient protein is a risk for wasting and stunting and affects micronutrient intake, as protein foods are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Over long periods of time, micronutrient deficiencies such as vitamin A and iron, lead to chronic undernutrition.
The FCS-N indicates that the majority (95%) of HH reported having an acceptably diverse diet, not different than that reported in 2021.
While the FCS-N overall result shows most HH reported daily consumption of vitamin A (75%) and protein-rich foods (80%), diet quality was for intake of heme iron-rich foods was only 24% of HH reporting daily consumption, same as 2021 survey results.