Hunger is projected to get progressively worse between now and July, due mainly to depleted food stocks and high food prices. “The food security situation is dire,” said Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director.
More than 689,000 people are on the move in northwest Syria as fighting forces families further north. The journey is dangerous, and WFP is working hard to support people who are displaced.
Airstrikes and armed clashes in northwest Syria have displaced over 800,000 people since December 2019 – 80% of whom are women and children. Many families were forced to flee on foot in the middle of winter, with temperatures at night reaching 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Experts forecast that close to 4.8 million people in the Central Sahel will be at risk of food insecurity during the lean season (June-August 2020) if no appropriate actions are taken urgently.
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