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Lesotho: Integrated Acute Food insecurity phase classification, May 2016 - March 2017

KEY FOOD INSECURITY OUTCOMES AS OF MAY 2016

  • Despite current analysis corresponding to harvest/post-harvest period, 19% of households had poor food consumption, and 45% had borderline food consumption.
  • In Berea, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek, Quthing and Thaba-Tseka, over 20% of the rural households spent more than 75% of their cash in food purchase. In other districts the same expenditure pattern is experienced by 10-16% of rural households.
  • Generally, 13% of households engaged in crisis and emergency livelihood coping strategies, indicating that households reduced food consumption rather than depleting livelihood assets
  • Global Acute Malnutrition was below 5% in all districts except in Mohale’s Hoek, which had a GAM prevalence of 6.6%.
Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
Government of Lesotho
Famine Early Warning Systems Network
World Food Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
United Nations Children's Fund
Cluster(s)/Sector(s): 
Original Publication Date: 
01 Mar 2017
Document type: 
Analysis Report
Location(s): 
Lesotho
Theme(s): 
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017