26,000 Nepali under Food Insecurity: WFP

Published on 05 February 2009

The World Food Program (WFP) has said that about 26,000 Nepali people in the western region are highly food-insecure due to insufficient summer crop production, high food prices, and limited income opportunities. Issuing a monthly food security bulletin, the World Food Program (WFP) Nepal stated that several areas of hills and mountains of the mid and far-west regions were highly or moderately food-insecure. The WFP's monthly food security bulletin was issued on Wednesday. Over 26,000 people are highly food insecure in Dolpa, Jumla and Mugu districts of mid-west region, where cases of acute child malnutrition have been reported.

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