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Assessment of Food Security Status among the South Sudan Refugees in the White Nile State, Sudan

Assessment of Food Security Status among the South Sudan Refugees in the White Nile State, Sudan

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Title: Assessment of Food Security Status among the South Sudan Refugees in the White Nile State, Sudan
Author: Mohammed, Wefag Tajeldin Omer
Abstract: This study aimed at assessing using food insecurity indicators in White Nile State among South Sudan refugees using three indicators, Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS), Household Hunger Scale (HHS) and Household Dietary Diversity Scale (HDDS). The primary data were collected using structured questionnaire. A sample of 90 households was selected using the simple random sampling technique. Secondary data was collected from official records of Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS), United Nation High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Internet. Data was analyzed by computer using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software to calculate percentage and use the test of the three food security indicators according to occurrence questions, tabulation recording the questions and frequency of indicator questions responses and creating the (HFIAS), (HHS) and (HDDS) score. The results showed that most refugees are women at productive age average 25 years with no source of income and depend on organizations ration. Food insecurity results indicated that food not accessed by individuals to adequate resources for acquiring appropriate food for a nutritious diet. 50.0% of households mildly food insecure according to HFIAS. The result of HHS indicates that 64.5% of respondents felt moderate hunger and severe hunger. The results of HDDS indicate that most important high value groups of food were not accessible for all refugees, 50.0% of households were consumed low food value. The general food security in the camps tended to be acceptable food insecurity. 25.6% of refugee was food secure, 31.1% of refugees were insecure. However, 43.3% of refugees were mildly food insecure. The study recommended that the organizations Involving refugees in income generation activities to reduce hunger conditions and improve their life style
Description: 66 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/26699


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