Conflict, Drought Primary Drivers Of Food Insecurity In Africa, Middle East, FAO Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East — U.N. agency
“Protracted fighting and unrest are swelling the ranks of displaced and hungry in some parts of the world, even as large agricultural harvests in some regions are buoying global food supply conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency. ‘Civil conflict continues to be a main driver of food insecurity, having triggered famine conditions in South Sudan and put populations in Yemen and northern Nigeria at high risk of localized famine,’ said the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization on [Friday at the] release of its Crop Prospects and Food Situation report…” (6/9).

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