COLOMBIA FACES SEVERE FOOD INSECURITY DUE TO CONFLICT, EXTREME WEATHER PATTERNS

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More than than four point five million people in Colombia are facing severe levels of food insecurity, particularly in rural areas, due to armed conflicts, low income and high vulnerability to extreme weather events. 
 
The majority of these people are migrants, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises.
 
The report says two point nine million foreigners face high levels of food insecurity. 
 
About fourteen percent of migrants face severe acute food insecurity. 
The crisis has put many people in a dire situation as they have been forced to cut spending on household essentials. 
 
The report shows that acute food insecurity is also higher in Colombia’s rural areas, where extreme weather events such as El Nino have triggered both drought and heavy rainfall. 
 

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