WFP warns of severe food insecurity in Nepal

Published on 05 February 2009

The World Food Program (WFP) has said that there is an indication of poor to moderate winter crop yield in some parts of the Mid/Far-Western hills and mountains due to insufficient rainfall, according to media sources. A report released by the WFP stated, “If no rain occurs in February, production could considerably decrease, further deteriorating the food security situation from June onwards,” Over 26,000 people are highly food insecure in Dolpa, Jumla and Mugu districts where cases of acute child malnutrition have been reported.

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