32% of Lankan households are food-insecure - WFP

32% of Sri Lankan households are food-insecure - WFP

by Staff Writer 20-03-2023 | 1:06 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); According to the World Food Prgoramme, in the face of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, food insecurity remains at concerning levels.

32% of households are food-insecure, according to WFP’s latest Household Food Security Survey for February 2023.

Markets continued to report concerns around price volatility in January, according to WFP’s Market Functionality Index. 

However, markets remain functional and currently have a wide range of products, adequate physical availability of essential goods and a resilient supply chain.

WFP plans to assist 3.4 million people through general food distribution, school meals and nutrition support.