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FAO Warns of Worrisome World Hunger Outlook

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    FAO warns that "670 million people are expected to remain hungry at the end of this decade." Jul. 6, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/@AnjumSultana

Published 6 July 2022
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"The world is moving away from its goal of eliminating hunger by 2030," FAO warned. 
 

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 670 million people are expected to remain hungry at the end of this decade, a figure similar to that of 2015, when the international community fixed the eradication goal.

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A joint report by FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Unicef, the World Food Program (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said that last year "between 702 and 828 million people suffered from hunger", which is equal to 9.8 percent of the world's population.  

"The world is moving away from its goal of eliminating hunger, food insecurity and undernutrition in all its forms by 2030", FAO said. 

IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo, interviewed by the AFP news agency, said that "all our efforts will only have served to tackle the major crises we have experienced" unless urgent action is taken. 

The organizations said that conflicts, extreme weather phenomena, and economic crises, the major triggers of food insecurity and malnutrition, are intensifying.

The organizations said that taking bold steps to build up resilience to future crises is vital to keeping the food supply chain running smoothly.  

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