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close this book Measuring drought and drought impacts in Red Sea Province
close this folder 2. Measuring drought and food insecurity in Red Sea province: in 1987 and 1988: a technique for Pthe rapid assessment of large areas. Roy Cole
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Introduction

In early 1988 the Research Section at Oxfam Port Sudan developed a system for rapid areal assessment for relief food allocations for the Oxfam Food Monitors. The assessment system was part of some early explorations into changes of the Food Monitoring procedures and was also intended to provide information about drought impacts and food insecurity for 1987. The intention was to provide a spatial unit and structure for the Oxfam Food Monitoring Team's evaluations of areas for relief food allocations as well as criteria for a more systematic and accountable evaluation than had been done previously. The work was repeated at the end of 1988 to provide additional data for comparison.