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World Bank official: Lebanon, Yemen, Syria most food-insecure in region

Many states across the Middle East and North Africa meet the criteria for food insecurity, experts said at a US Institute of Peace event.
Palestinian bread baker

Much of the Middle East and North Africa is suffering from food insecurity related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The United States Institute of Peace hosted a virtual event on the topic June 30. The World Bank’s Haneen Sayed, who specializes in development, said that though the Middle East only has 6% of the world’s population, it has 20% of the world’s food-insecure people.

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