HUNGER PERSISTS IN CHRONIC CONFLICT ZONES DESPITE STRONG GLOBAL HARVESTS – UN

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Young boys head home after fishing for a day in the swamps of Nyal, South Sudan. Photo: FAO/Lieke Visser

 

HUNGER PERSISTS IN CHRONIC CONFLICT ZONES DESPITE STRONG GLOBAL HARVESTS – UN

Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a new United Nations report has found. Read more

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