More than half of Iraqis at risk of food insecurity

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Children carrying jars of cooking oil at an IDP camp on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq. (file) Photo: WFP/Mohammed Al Bahbahani

Further conflict in Iraq or a rise in food prices risks pushing more than half of the country's families into food insecurity, the UN said on Monday.

In its joint report with the Iraqi authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) warns that well over two in three children under 15 are working to earn money for food rather than going to school.

Since June 2014, more than three million Iraqis have been displaced and they are twice as likely to succumb to a food crisis, as WFP's Dina El-Kassaby explains to Daniel Johnson.

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