Four out of every five families are starving – World Food Programme
According to the latest data report released by the World Food Program, four out of every five families in Sri Lanka have used to skip one of the three meals they eat daily or reduced the amount of food they eat.
The report, states that ‘6.3 million Sri Lankans are suffering from food insecurity and 21.35 million dollars have still been received from the 63 million US dollars needed to support 3.4 million Sri Lankans from July to December’
. The report issued by the World Food Programme stated that Sri Lankans are still suffering from the economic crisis in Sri Lanka and the prices of essential goods in Colombo and its surrounding areas are still high.
According to the Colombo Consumer Price Index, inflation, which was 60.8% in July, increased to 64.3% in August.
The World Food Programme report indicates that there is a fear that Sri Lanka’s food security will worsen.
According to the report, the fuel shortage in Sri Lanka has disrupted the supply chain in the domestic market and has put pressure on the prices of local goods in the market.
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