Aadel al-Dhanbari holds his one-year-old son Sameer, who suffers from severe malnutrition, at a hospital in Houta city, in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen December 5, 2017. Picture taken December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman
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Food security in the Middle East and North Africa "is fast deteriorating" because of conflicts in countries from Syria to Yemen, the U.N.'s food agency said Thursday.Conflict is the main driver of population displacement, which affects the most vulnerable people in the world who are experiencing high levels of food insecurity and undernutrition.Yemen is suffering the worst food insecurity and malnutrition of all the conflict-hit countries in the region, followed by Syria and Sudan, it said.The FAO said the conflict-hit countries may not have sufficient resources to achieve the U.N.-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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