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Hunger threatens millions of Syrians

The World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed that hunger has reached its highest level in Syria since the start of the conflict in 2011, noting that 12 million people in Syria face food insecurity, and another 2.9 million face the risk of sliding into hunger, meaning that 70% of the population may not soon be able to provide food for their families.
The programme explained in its press release that the deterioration of the situation in Syria was due to the 12-year conflict, as well as the disruption of the economy due to hyperinflation, the collapse of the national currency to a record level, and rising food prices.
Food prices have jumped nearly 12-fold over the past three years, resulting in Syria’s reaching 6th place globally in terms of the number of people suffering from food insecurity.

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