Urban informal settlements are hotbeds of malnutrition.

Project: Urban Early Warning Early Action 21st December 2017

Food security  in informal settlements is rarely addressed by official policy.In times of food scarcity and  high food prices, their ability to provide food for their families is overstretched and they resort to other means of survival different from those used in rural areas.This section of the population is often left out of food security interventions, which focus on arid and semi-arid areas, with little or no support for families in urban slums.

It is with this in mind that the UEWEA project is piloting early warning mechanisms for Urban food insecurity and creating awareness on this silent disaster that is not getting the much needed attention from donors and humanitarian actors at large.

Read the full blog from the UEWEA project here.

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