Wednesday, October 6, 2010
NAIROBI, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The UN food agency said 22 countries are facing enormous challenges like repeated food crises and an extremely high prevalence of hunger due to a combination of natural disasters, conflict and weak institutions.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said these countries are in what is termed a protracted crisis and said assistance should be refocused for countries around the world suffering from double and triple shocks. The UN food agency said in its State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010 hunger report published on Wednesday together with the World Food Program (WFP) chronic hunger and food insecurity is the most common characteristic of a protracted crisis.
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Update: UN report: 22 nations face protracted food crises -- AP
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