The World Food Program (WFP) has said that about 26,000 Nepali people in the western region are highly food-insecure due to insufficient summer crop production, high food prices, and limited income opportunities.
Issuing a monthly food security bulletin, the World Food Program (WFP) Nepal stated that several areas of hills and mountains of the mid and far-west regions were highly or moderately food-insecure. The WFP's monthly food security bulletin was issued on Wednesday.
Over 26,000 people are highly food insecure in Dolpa, Jumla and Mugu districts of mid-west region, where cases of acute child malnutrition have been reported.
The WFP bulletin was based on field study in 47 districts across the country.
The food agency attributed worsening food security in those areas to remoteness, marginal agriculture land, and poor to moderate summer crop production, as well as high food prices and limited income of local people.
"The food security situation will be worsened in mid-western and far-western hills and mountain districts if sufficient rain does not occur in February," said WFP.
The WFP said some 40,000 peoples in flood affected areas of the southwest Tarai are still food-insecure and need support for the rehabilitation for their livelihood.
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