Hunger battering 9 countries in Africa, others – UN


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food insecurity – or lack of access to enough food – continues to worsen in 16 countries torn by conflict, UN agencies has reported.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) highlighted the extremely critical importance of humanitarian support for affected countries.

The agencies listed the countries monitored to include Burundi, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

The others are Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.

The countries are classified as most affected by acute hunger.

Conflict is a common factor undermining food security in all 16 countries covered in the report, which formed part of the bi-annual briefings to the UN Security Council on…

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