Including Iraq.. "FAO" 44 countries need foreign assistance to secure food
Shafaq News/ The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Saturday that 44 countries, including Iraq, need foreign assistance for food, indicating that conflicts and drought have exacerbated the conditions of food insecurity in the world.
The Rome-based organization said, in a report seen by Shafak News Agency, that "the measure of food prices rose for the fourth consecutive month last November, driven by strong demand for wheat and dairy products."
She added that "conflicts and drought have exacerbated the conditions of food insecurity in many parts of the world, especially East and West Africa," noting that "44 countries in the world, including 33 African countries, 9 Asian and 2 in South America, need foreign aid for food." ".
The organization pointed out that "the Asian countries that need foreign food aid are Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Myanmar and North Korea."
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