Hunger spike in conflict-hit Near East, North Africa: UN

UN food agency said that conflicts in the Near East and North Africa were having a devastating effect on food security in the regionThe UN food agency said Friday that conflicts in the Near East and North Africa were having a devastating effect on food security in the region, with children particularly vulnerable to chronic hunger. “The food security situation is deteriorating in a dramatic way in the region,” said Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for North Africa and the Near East.

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