12.6 Million People Suffering Chronic Food Insecurity in Mindanao, Philippines
Posted by feww on September 8, 2015
Millions of people in 18 provinces of Mindanao suffering chronic food insecurity: Report
About three quarters of the population analyzed in 18 of Mindanao provinces, or an estimated 12.6 million people, are suffering from chronic food insecurity, according to a UN report using the IPC standardized scale.
“The provinces of Lanao del Sur, Sulu, Zamboanga del Norte, Lanao del Norte and Maguindanao registered the highest percentages of food-insecure population. These provinces indicated high prevalence of stunting, poor access to improved water source s and low breastfeeding rates,” said the report.