Nepal COVID Food Security Report (September 2020)

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This image shows a man with handful of rice.

The second round of the mVAM Household Survey conducted in August 2020 shows food insecurity across the country has decreased slightly compared to April 2020, however it remains higher than 4 years ago. The survey found that 20.2 percent of households had inadequate food consumption and 4.7 percent of households had poor dietary diversity. Overall, 11.8 percent of households adopted at least one negative coping strategy to address food shortages and about 6.7 percent of households reported that the food they had in stock was insufficient to meet their needs. Minimum recommended dietary diversity was not met by about 43.1 percent of children between 6 and 23 months of age.