Food insecurity in Burma, Bangladesh nearing crisis point

CONFLICT and mass displacement have pushed parts of Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh near crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity, food agencies warned the UN security council on Monday. The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) determines areas of the world that are most at risk of food insecurity, allowing them to mitigate or even prevent their impact. Both Burma and Bangladesh were rated as the highest level of risk and should start implementing action immediately, according to the report. Rohingya refugees line up to receive food supplies at Hakim Para refugee settlement near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2017. Source: Reuters/Susana Vera The displacement of over 655,000 Rohingya refugees and the ongoing conflict in Rakhine State has led to a lack of food access and fuel options compound food insecurity. The report found that food insecurity...


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