Sunday, December 3, 2023

Topic: Hunger

Hunger numbers reach 828 million, world moving backward on eliminating hunger: UN report

The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, according to a new UN report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving in reverse.

Millions could starve due Russian blockade of ports: Zelenskyy

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that millions of people could starve because of a Russian blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports which he said it left the world “on the brink of a terrible food crisis.”

71 per cent of Indians cannot afford a healthy diet: Report

71% Indians cannot afford a healthy meal and over 1.7 million people die every year due to diseases attributable to poor diet, according to a report released by the Centre for Science and Environment and Down to Earth magazine.

Food insecurity threatens societies and ‘no country is immune’

“When war is waged, people go hungry,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Ukraine war squeezes food supplies, drives up prices, threatens vulnerable nations

Based on the Global Food Crises Report released on 4 May, last year around 193 million people in 53 countries/territories were officially in the Crisis phase, or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above).

Afghanistan: Almost half the population going hungry

Nearly 20 million people in Afghanistan – almost half the population – are facing acute hunger, humanitarians warned in a UN-backed report, published on Monday.