‘ Twenty-two countries are facing enormous challenges like repeated food crises and an extremely high prevalence of hunger due to a combination of natural disasters, conflict, and weak institutions. These countries are in what is termed a protracted crisis, FAO said in its “State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010” hunger report, jointly published today with the World Food Programme (WFP).
Chronic hunger and food insecurity are the most common characteristics of a protracted crisis. On average, the proportion of people who are undernourished in countries facing these complex problems is almost three times as high as in other developing countries. ‘
Note that Iraq and Afghanistan are among these tragic cases; I fear American rule hasn’t spared them that fate, if indeed it did not exacerbate their food woes.
Central African Republic
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sources: FAO GIEWS and Development Initiatives.