A report compiled by the
“Among these, the most vulnerable are those that could not even afford the basic food necessities, whose consumption is below the food component of the poverty datum line,” the report said.
The report noted that over three-quarters of the poor or 288,610 people could not afford the basic basket of food in 2010.
It revealed that 21 percent of rural households were food-insecure as they declared they had “gone a whole day without food.
This percentage drops to 12 and seven percent for urban villages and cities and towns, respectively, with a national average of 15 percent.
The assessment also revealed that, “a large number of children in
The chronic under-nutrition rate is 31.4 percent for children under five years, higher than in
This indicates that 72,000 children under the age of five are stunted.”
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