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Lukolo, Kenyi Henry Yuggi, Iulia Andreea Toma, Oxfam, May 2022

Acute food insecurity has impacted women and girls in many ways. Collecting firewood to sell has increased the risk of gender-based violence and robbery, while girls’ school attendance has decreased due to increased workload and more forced and early marriages. Women have lost significant control of productive resources and household decision-making. Health and nutrition programs should focus on vulnerable female-headed households and build knowledge, skills, and capacity for nutrition-sensitive livelihood support.