UN: Conflict, drought bring 'acute' hunger to 124 million

UN: Conflict, drought bring 'acute' hunger to 124 million
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United Nations says that 124 million people last year suffered such acute hunger that their lives were at risk, up from 108 million in 2016.

In a report, the increase was due to intensified conflicts in Myanmar , Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan, as well as ongoing drought in several African countries.

The report warned the situation will continue in 2018, with Yemen expected to remain the country with the largest food crisis globally. APP/AFP

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