Palestinian 'food insecurity' cause for concern: U.N.

Published on 25 June 2013

Food insecurity is on the rise in the West Bank and is jeopardising stability, the head of the U.N.'s World Food Programme said on a visit to the Palestinian territory on Friday. "High food prices and low wages mean that 1.6 million Palestinians don't know from where their next meal is coming," WFP director Ertharin Cousin told reporters in the West Bank city of Jericho. "Food security is a vital component for sustained peace across the region," she said.

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