Drought, Conflict Worsening Food Insecurity Worldwide, FAO Report Shows

U.N. News Centre: Droughts and persisting conflicts exacerbate global food needs — U.N. agency
“Droughts linked to El Niño and civil conflicts have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has found. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report adds Papua New Guinea, Haiti, and Nigeria to the list of countries requiring outside help to feed their own populations or communities of refugees they are hosting…” (6/2).