N. Lhohi faces food shortage amid sea transport disruption

Aerial view of N. Lhohi | Photo: Facebook

Malé, Maldives – N. Lhohi is facing food shortages due to transport interruptions between the capital city Malé and the island amid rough weather.

The onset of the Southwest monsoon (wet-season) has caused cargo service suspension to N. Lhohi starting from the last week of April 2022 resulting in food shortages, including staple goods and now cooking gas.

In addition to Lhohi, other islands of the atoll, Miladhoo and Magoodhoo are exhausting their reserves of staples and gas respectively.

Speaking to local news “Mihaaru” island counsellors inform that the island has completely run out of wheat flour while rice and sugar are fast running out.

The situation has been brought to the attention of the National Disaster Management Authority of Maldives (NDMA). NDMA reports that good are to be transported to the island sometime tonight in collaboration with State Trading Organization (STO).