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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.

One Response to “12.6 Million People Suffering Chronic Food Insecurity in Mindanao, Philippines”

  1. tlarremore said

    This is indeed serious. The senseless overburdening of resources is increasing the number of invasive migration candidates, why? Of course add oil rich Venezuela to the chronic food insecurity list along with the others, and the answers may become quite clear.

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