Crisis- World Food Programme: It is also becoming difficult for Sri Lanka, which is facing the economic crisis, to cope with the situation. Here, a food crisis situation has arisen. Food, medicine and even toilet paper are running out. Even the necessary things in the country do not reach the public. Not only that, the possibility of aggravation of the situation has been expressed here.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s Energy Minister, Kanchana Wijesekara, said that India is the only country in this crisis situation that has helped us many times.
Sri Lanka is currently facing a severe crisis due to the depletion of foreign exchange reserves and the government is unable to pay for essential imports. Due to the economic crisis, there has been a huge shortage of food, medicine, cooking gas, fuel and toilet paper. People have to wait for hours outside shops to buy fuel and cooking gas.
Millions of people grappling with food shortages
The World Food Program (WFP) said in its report on the situation in Sri Lanka on Friday that 6.3 million people, or 28% of the country’s population, are facing food insecurity and the situation could worsen. worsen as the crisis deepens. At least 65,600 of those people face severe food insecurity, according to the report. The WFP has warned that this number could rise rapidly if immediate action is not taken.
63 million dollars needed to control the situation
The WFP said that due to soaring food prices, it is becoming difficult for the population to meet food needs. About 67 lakh people are unable to follow proper diet. The agency is expanding its reach to reach 34 million people in 2022. The WFP said it urgently needed $63 million for its lifesaving assistance.