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Somalia still fighting food crisis; situation worsens as acute hunger intensifies

Acute hunger as the report defines stands for acute food insecurity which in turn causes a threat to the lives of the people.


Devdiscourse News Desk Somalia
Updated: 02-04-2018 08:00 IST
Somalia still fighting food crisis; situation worsens as acute hunger intensifies

Acute hunger as the report defines stands for acute food insecurity which in turn causes a threat to the lives of the people.(Image Credit: Wiki.)

According to Global Report on Food Crises, close to 124 million in 51 countries had been affected by acute food insecurity during 2017, which is 11 million more people than the previous year.

Acute hunger as the report defines stands for acute food insecurity which in turn causes a threat to the lives of the people.

The increasing adversities are due to the conflict in Myanmar, northeast Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Yemen. Severe drought also played an important role as it resulted in poor harvest in countries already affected by malnutrition mainly, eastern and southern Africa.

The report jointly produced by European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) every gave a brief up about the catastrophic events.the report further blamed conflicts, climate change and price hike of daily required food happening simultaneously.

Although, the conflict has been the main cause of causing food insecurity in 18 countries, 15 of which are African or Middle – Eastern. Climatic change, mainly drought triggered the food crisis in 23 countries, two third of which again African and affected 39 million people of food shortage.

The report blamed conflict as the main culprit of causing food insecurity in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Libya. As per the report, Yemen will continue to be affected by food crisis as the situation there is expected to degenerate further because of collapsing of the economy, disease outbreak etc.

COUNTRY : Somalia

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