The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

UN reports Afghanistan among 22 countries facing acute food insecurity

KABUL: The United Nations food agency has recently reported Afghanistan among 22 world countries to be facing acute food insecurity. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a fresh re port, warned that 22 world countries including Afghanistan, likely to face acute food insecurity from June to November 2023. “Acute insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 18 hunger hotspots – comprising a total of 22 countries – during June and November 2023,” the report said. According to the report, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen remain at the highest concern level, while Haiti, the Sahel (Burkina Faso and Mali) and Sudan have been elevated to the highest concern levels. The reason has been said severe movement restrictions of people and goods in Haiti, as well as in Burkina Faso and Mali, while in the Sudan, the recent eruption of conflict. Pakistan, the Central African Republic of the Congo, and the Syrian Arab Republic are hotspots with very high concern and the warning is also extended to Myanmar in the is edition. All these hotspots have a high number of people facing critical acute food insecurity, coupled with worsening drivers that are expected to further intensify lifethreatening conditions in the coming months, the report added. Lebanon, El Salvador and Nicaragua have been added to the list of hunger hotspot countries, since the September 2022 edition, while Malawi, Guatemala and Honduras remain hunger hotspot countries. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.