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FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

19.09.2019 16:39 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) Some 41countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions- particularly rainfall shortages in Africa- acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says. The countries on the list, which include 31in Africa, remained unchanged over the last six months, according to the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization. The 41countries currently in need of external food assistance are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, cereal harvests promise to be strong in several countries of Latin America and Asia, while improved security conditions helped boost crop production in the Syrian Arab Republic. Conflicts drive hunger About half of the 41countries needing external assistance for food are home to civil unrest or full-fledged conflict, while others face severe resource strains due to large influxes of refugees from neighboring countries experiencing unrest. In Afghanistan, 3.6million people are reported to be in «emergency» (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity, with another 10million at «crisis» (IPC Phase 3) levels. In South Sudan, about 6.35million people, or 54percent of the total population, are estimated to be severely food insecure. In Syria, while the increased output of the 2019wheat harvest improved cereal availability in the country, still some 6.5million people are food insecure with an additional 2.5million people at risk of food insecurity without appropriate livelihood support. Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria. In Venezuela, hyperinflation has severely eroded local purchasing power, generating acute constraints on households access to food, while cereal production is expected to decline due to a lack of agricultural inputs. Some 4.3million people have left the country and settled in neighboring countries, where their humanitarian needs are «significant», the report says. Scarcity of rains Poor precipitation, including severe dryness in East Africa, is exacerbating the food insecurity situation in several countries in the region. Overall cereal output in East Africa in 2019is forecast to drop by 5.6percent from 2018, with the sharpest output contractions expected to be recorded in Kenya and the Sudan. Prices of maize and sorghum have risen sharply to high levels around the region. Food security has deteriorated most sharply in Kenya and Somalia. To the west, hydro-meteorological stations in Mauritania registered large seasonal rainfall deficits by mid-August and remote-sensing analysis for grassland conditions in parts of the country indicated the lowest level of biomass production in the last 20years. Similar situation is reported in northern Senegal. Adverse weather conditions halved the 2019cereal harvest in Zimbabwe, where the number of food insecure people is expected to almost double in early 2020compared to the same period the year before. Similar developments are expected in several neighboring countries. Crop production in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is forecast to be smaller than usual, due to below-average rains and low water irrigation availabilities in the second trimester of 2019. Around 40percent of the population are estimated to be food insecure and in urgent need of food assistance according to the results from a joint FAO/WFP rapid food security assessment conducted last April. All told, FAO expects the 2019aggregate cereal production for the 51Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDCs) to remain broadly unchanged at 473.5million tonnes, a result emanating from growth in Asia offset by declines in Africa.

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