Food security in Middle East, North Africa deteriorating, says UN agency

CAIRO - Food security in the Middle East and North Africa is quickly deteriorating because of conflict in several countries in the region, the United Nations said on Thursday.


In those hardest hit by crises—Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Sudan—an average of more than a quarter of the population was undernourished, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said in its annual report on food security.


A quarter of Yemen's people are on the brink of famine, several years into a proxy war between the Iran-aligned Houthis and the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi that has caused one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in recent times.


The report focused on changes to food security and nutrition across the region since 2000.



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