U.N. Food Agencies Warn Security Council Of Food Insecurity Caused By Conflict Among 56M People Worldwide

U.N. News Centre: Millions worldwide trapped in vicious cycle of violence and hunger — U.N.
“Two United Nations agencies warned the U.N. Security Council [Friday] that ongoing conflicts around the world have pushed more than 56 million people into ‘crisis’ or ’emergency’ levels of food insecurity and are hindering efforts to eradicate malnutrition. According to a series of 17 country briefs prepared for the Security Council by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), Yemen and Syria top the list in terms of sheer numbers of people whose food security is being negatively impacted by ongoing conflict…” (7/29).

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