The Ability to Pay: One Third of Iranians go Hungry

Sanctions and the resulting currency crisis, the Iranian riyal plunged more than half over the last year, affect food security in the country too.

Food accessibility is compromised for lower income households. About a third of Iranians have been cutting back their diet.Luxury products like dairy or chicken are consumed less.

The situation is exacerbated by neglect of the agricultural sector and recent droughts.

Like in Egypt, strained foreign exchange position affects the ability to import sufficient food at affordable prices.

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