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The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) has presented a new analysis on the food security situation in the economic crisis-ravaged Sri Lanka. According to this, three out of every 10 households in the country are not even able to arrange food for themselves. Thus more than six million Sri Lankans are unsure whether they will get their next meal.
According to the data, about 61 per cent of households are regularly facing cost-cutting in view of food price inflation, skyrocketing fuel prices and mass shortage of commodities. They have either started reducing the amount of food or are increasingly consuming less nutritious food.
The Food Relief Agency of the United Nations estimates that more people can adopt these strategies to deal with such challenges as the union deepens. A woman told that these days we are eating only rice and gravy as we do not have enough food.
Rajapaksa asks Putin for oil help
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that he has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help in importing oil to his country in economic crisis. Rajapaksa described this discussion as very positive. They hope to get cheaper oil on loan from Russia. Meanwhile, people in Sri Lanka continued to register protest by taking to the streets of the capital Colombo in large numbers.
Woman who was in queue for passport for two days gave birth to daughter
A woman in Sri Lanka, who had been in line for two days to get a passport to leave her country for overseas employment, went into labor while waiting for her turn and gave birth to a daughter there. When officers and army men saw her in labor, she was taken to Castle Hospital, where she gave birth.