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Regional Food Security at a Glance

Regional Food Security at a Glance

  • Prices are up in Southern Africa on disappointing harvests.

  • Markets in West Africa were mostly stable but high, and large numbers of people remain displaced by conflict.

  • East Africa saw seasonal declines with the new harvest.

  • In the Great Lakes, conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo means more than 6 million people need food assistance, 2 million more than last year.

  • In the Middle East, food security concerns are increasing in Syria due to the civil conflict, Yemen remains a trouble spot.

  • Wheat prices are up in the countries of the former Soviet Union on poor harvests.

  • Prices are up in Haiti due to damage from tropical storms.