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34 Countries Need Food Aid, Report Says

Thirty four countries, 27 of them in Africa do not have enough food for their people because of conflicts, drought and flooding, according to a United Nations report issued Wednesday

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and the Central African Republic had taken a heavy toll on agricultural production, worsening the humanitarian crises in those countries.

And the impact of these conflicts extends to neighbouring countries that are hosting refugees, straining food resources in those countries, it said.

The other countries on the list facing food shortages are Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Burundi,

Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nepal and North Korea.

By Robert Muriisa.

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