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WFP launches online food map

WFP launches online food map

The United Nations World Food Programme has launched a new online

food-security map of Cambodia, identifying areas of vulnerability and

showing where improvement has taken place and where more intervention

is needed. The vulnerable areas with high malnutrition rates are in the

provinces of Kampong Spue, Kampong Thom, Mondol Kiri, Odar Mean Chey,

Pursat, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Ratanakiri, Siem Reap and Stung Treng.

"This gives us a far clearer picture of where we need to target our

assistance,” said WFP country director Thomas Keusters. “It illustrates

the fact that food security goes far beyond sufficient food production,

but is affected by poverty, maternal health, access to clean water and

health services, as well as shocks such as natural disasters and other

socio-economic vulnerability,” he said.

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