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