“With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people – representing half the country’s population – is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity,” IPC’s findings note
This crisis is being called the worst since the country’s independence in 1948. It has led to severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines and even water. What has led to this crisis?
In the second part of this interview, Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains how strengthening the public distribution system, a wealth tax, and focusing on agriculture, the rural economy and the food system are vital.
Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains the roots of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.
Today we look at ongoing protests in Sri Lanka as the economic crisis grows, the 2-month mutual ceasefire declared in Yemen, and more
Protests continued in Sri Lanka on Monday, including in front of the residence of the prime minister. The entire cabinet quit on Sunday amid the agitations and a massive economic crisis
Faced with an increase in food prices, Central Asian republics are exploring new options to combat hunger and decrease reliance on imports
After its foreign currency reserves dropped to USD 1.6 billion in November last year, Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has snowballed at an alarming rate with acute shortage of essential commodities, food and fuel