Sri Lanka extends state of emergency for a month
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“Around 6.3 million people in Sri Lanka are food insecure. That means they are not able to access nutritious diet on a regular basis, out of which around 5.3 million people are either reducing meals or skipping meals,” Abdur Rahim Siddiqui, WFP's Sri Lanka country director, said in an interview with VOA.
Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic crisis since its independence. The tea industry, one of the most crucial pillars of the island nation's economy, is now facing a double whammy.
Sri Lanka's financial woes have caused severe food and fuel shortages, runaway inflation, and prolonged blackouts. The resulting public outrage forced then-president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country and resign.
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