Food price volatility has increased in a region where hunger was on the rise even prior to COVID-19, a FAO study warns
MENA’s progress toward UN SDG of zero hunger has been set back by the pandemic, the study says
DUBAI: Progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Middle East and North Africa region has been hit hard by the global pandemic, with many of the achievements of the past decade reversed, according to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
FAO says that at least 132 million people have been plunged into chronic hunger since the start of the pandemic, with up to 14 percent of food lost along the supply chain before it reaches consumers, and entire regions facing acute water stress.
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