2021/09/07 19:15 Number of readings 3592 Section: File and Analysis
Do not fall rain .. Put food security in the rural Iraqi
BAGHDAD / ONLY: The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said he was expanding its capacity-building program in Iraq, to respond to the growing concerns about the low rainfall in Iraq.
This year saw the second minimum rain for 40 years in the country.
The World Food Program (WFP), which is implemented with local communities, the Government of Iraq and partner non-governmental organizations, operates on assisting more than 130,000 people from vulnerable groups throughout the country in Salah al-Din, as well as Anbar, Basra, Maysan and Nineveh.
The World Food Program is working to assist affected communities on self-sufficiency, so everyone can meet their food needs.
Ali Reza Qureshi, representative of WFP in Iraq, helps our partnership in areas such as Salahuddin countryside vulnerable households to secure sustainable income by developing basic skills and providing them with the necessary tools that help them overtime.
Iraq was able to meet its water needs, so the current water shortage is a special concern.
Temperatures recorded record highs, and last year saw the highest temperature in Baghdad amounted to 52°C.
The World Food Program's assessments revealed that the rainy season for 2021 was less than average, and could affect the final crop of major wheat and barley crops.
WFP surveys in May indicated that 8 per cent of people in Nineveh and Kirkuk did not consume enough food, double the national consumption rate of 4 per cent.
Similarly, 13.4 per cent of people in Nineveh reported that they use negative confrontation strategies such as borrowing or eating less food - higher than the national average of 7.5 per cent.
The program continues to monitor the situation closely, in particular its impact on food security.