Over 240,000 residents throughout the central province of Thanh Hoa are suffering from severe famine, said the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Pham Ba Diem, deputy head of the People’s Committee of Muong Lat District, said 9,094 residents in his district are running out of food.
Ly Seo De, a resident in Muong Lat’s Poom Khuong Village in Tam Chung Commune said 40 out of 55 households in his village are badly in need of rice.
“The main cause is that we are running out of land for farming,” he said.
In coastal districts like Nga Son, Hau Loc, Quang Xuong and Tinh Gia, more and more crops are being destroyed as farming land is increasingly affected by salinity, pushing farmers to the brink of hunger.
Nguyen Thi Ly, deputy director of the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the department had asked for 3,700 ton of rice from the government to save residents from going hungry.
Source: Tuoi Tre
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