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The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger
At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
Food inflation in the region has ranged between 7.3 percent and 7.8 percent over the past five months.
Indonesia has been grappling with double-digit food inflation for several months, with a 12.6 percent rise in food prices in October.
In Afghanistan (Kabul), retail prices for low quality rice have risen significantly, increasing by an average 26.3 percent from the same time last year.