Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high, warns global report

The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a five-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises, an annual report launched today by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) – an international alliance of the UN, the EU, governmental and non-governmental agencies working to tackle food crises […]

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WFP warns of famines of biblical proportions in 2021, urges quick steps to stop spread of hunger

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The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) has warned world leaders of famines of biblical proportions in 2021 if steps were not taken to quickly address the hunger triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world hard. “We were able to avert it in 2020 … because the world leaders responded with money, stimulus […]

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108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels. The dramatic increase reflects the trouble people have in producing and accessing food due […]

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