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Myanmar Crisis

UN warns of Myanmar's worsening food shortage as turmoil deepens

Post-coup crises spill over from human rights to joblessness and hunger

Vendors and shoppers carry on at a market on Feb. 2, a day after the army seized power, in Yangon, Myanmar.

BANGKOK -- Up to 3.4 million additional people in Myanmar will face hunger in the coming three to six months on top of nearly 3 million already suffering food insecurity amid the country's deepening economic and political turmoil since the Feb. 1 coup, the U.N. World Food Programme warned on Wednesday.

In its latest assessment of the situation in the wake of the military takeover, the agency gave a far bleaker view than a month earlier, when it warned that an additional 1.8 million people could face hunger as a result of the coup.

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