UN: Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks
06.03.2018 15:36 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of now, severe hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations within the globe different parts forcing them to remain dependent on humanitarian assistance, UN Radio says referring to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report (issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) within this week).
As to the report, the need for external food assistance within 37 countries - either affected by conflict or adverse climate shocks - remains unchanged (if compared to the situation three months back).
«Civil war and insecurity are direct reasons for high hunger rates within 16 of those countries, ranging from Burundi to Yemen,» the report reads.
«Conflict is displacing millions of people, hampering agricultural activities and, in many cases, also driving basic food prices up sharply,» the report says.
It is to be admitted, the report lists the following 37 countries as currently in need of external food assistance: Afghanistan; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Guinea; Haiti; Iraq; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mozambique; Myanmar; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Syria; Uganda; Yemen; and Zimbabwe.