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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Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

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New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Limited progress is also being made in addressing the […]

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Crop failure and conflict affecting food security in Africa: FAO

According to the latest quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Shortages report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) this month, people across 29 countries in the African continent cannot access food, or are facing food shortages. The FAO report says food prices have soared in recent months. Press agency Reuters reports that development banks are now […]

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