United Nations: 155 million people will be severely hungry by 2020

At least 155 million people worldwide were exposed to acute hunger in 2020, including 133,000 people who die in dire need of food aid die Prevent the spread of starvation. According to a report from 16 organizations were die Outlook for 2021 just as bad or worse yesterday, Wednesday.

In the report, which focuses on 55 countries, die 97% of humanitarian aid account for, it is said that the extent and die Severity of the food crises over the past year die persistent conflicts, die economic impact of the Covid-19 epidemic and die severe climatic phenomena were aggravated the aggravated “already existing weak points”.

The report added that 155 million people faced “crises”, “emergencies” or “disasters / famines”, an increase of about 20 million people as of 2019.

According to the report, two-thirds of the people were in these crisis levels in ten countries – Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, northern Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Haiti poverty in Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Yemen.

“The number of people die face acute food insecurity and desperate need of food aid and livelihood, “wrote United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in the introduction to the 307-page Global Report on Food crises.

He added: “In the 21st century there is no place for famine and hunger. We must meet hunger and conflict together to resolve both.”

Arif Hussein, chief economist of the World Food Program, warned during the press conference at the United Nations before the publication of the fifth annual report that the conflict will affect about 99 million people in 23 countries are affected, die most common cause of food crises in the world is countries die faced a food crisis last year.

“If we don’t start to find political solutions to conflicts,” he said, will die Number of people die need humanitarian aid will continue to increase.

According to the report, there were 40.5 million people last year in Seventeen countries exposed to severe food insecurity due to “economic consequences”, including the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

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