1 in 5 Nepal families lack food

Results of a new survey shows that although most Nepali families have more food than at the beginning of the lockdown, one in every five households still does not have enough food

Oct 16, 2020
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Results of a new survey shows that although most Nepali families have more food than at the beginning of the lockdown, one in every five households still does not have enough food.

The survey among 5,000 respondents in all seven provinces in August by Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Programme (WFP) found that nearly 7% of respondent families did not have enough stock of food to meet their needs.

‘The socio-economic effects of the pandemic, particularly loss of livelihoods and incomes, are reducing communities’ ability to withstand potential shocks such as natural disasters,” WFP reports. ‘Floods and landslides have further exacerbated food insecurity in parts of the country.’


https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/1-in-5-nepal-families-lack-food/

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