UN warns 345 million people at risk of starvation
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The United Nations World Food Program warned on 16 September that the world is facing a global emergency, because 345 million people are marching toward starvation.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- David Beasley, executive director of the UN World Food Program, said 345 million people in 82 countries are facing acute food insecurity.
He said that 50 million people in 45 countries suffer from acute malnutrition.
This widespread and growing food insecurity is the result of direct and indirect effects of conflict and violence.
Rising food, fuel and fertilizer prices have driven 70 million people near starvation since Russia invaded neighbouring Ukraine on February 24.
United Nations World Food Program :
It is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations.
It is the world's largest humanitarian organization focused on hunger and food security and the largest provider of school meals.
It aims to fulfil the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with a priority on achieving SDG 2 for "zero hunger" by 2030.
It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for its efforts to provide food assistance in areas of conflict.
Founded - 1961
Headquartered - Rome
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