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FAO was established some 70 years ago to improve food security and raise nutrition levels following the most destructive war in human history; a war that had left dozens of millions of people dead, triggered huge displacement and refugee flows and spared almost no country from the spectre of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition.This week, as I am visiting Lebanon, a very dear country to me, we are reminded once again that war and conflicts are the worst enemies of food security.Our own reports and other have described, sometimes in rather horrible detail, the unrelenting process through which the conflicts in the region are destroying people's lives and livelihoods, disrupting agriculture production, increasing food prices, stoking fears and insecurity and triggering large-scale displacement of people and alarming flows of refugees.The unprecedented influx of refugees has put extraordinary pressure on Lebanon's economic and social infrastructure, its food security and its social cohesion.The numbers of undernourished and food insecure in the region continue to rise.
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