Millions to face hunger amid Myanmar’s worsening crisis: WFP

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The United Nations (UN) has warned that millions of people in Myanmar are expected to face hunger in the coming months as food insecurity rises sharply in the Southeast Asian country in the wake of a February military coup. An analysis by the UN food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), showed on Thursday that up to 3.4 million more people would struggle to afford food in the next three to six months in Myanmar. The analysis indicated that market prices of rice and cooking oil had risen by five and 18 percent respectively since the February military coup in Myanmar, with signs that families in the commercial capital of Yangon were skipping meals, eating less nutritious food, and going into debt.

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