SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 17 September 2021, Friday |

UN report: Lebanon is threatened by food insecurity

A new report issued by the United Nations has suggested that conflicts, extreme weather conditions and economic shocks will lead to high levels of acute food insecurity in 23 hunger hot spots in the world.

On the causes, the report expects that conflicts and the economic repercussions of the Corona pandemic and the climate crisis will lead to high levels of acute food insecurity, during the next four months, with the continued exacerbation of acute food insecurity in terms of size and severity.

Among these 23 regions identified in the report: Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Angola and the Central African Republic.

According to the Global Report Against Food Crises, in 2020, 155 million people faced acute food insecurity in times of crisis, and even worse levels in 55 countries.