31 C
Accra
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
No menu items!

World hunger on the increase for a third year running – UN report

Must Read

Supreme Court dismisses Election Petition-related Interlocutory application

The Supreme Court has dismissed an interlocutory application filed by Tsatsu Tsikata, counsel for the petitioner in the 2020...

Ghana winger Samuel Tetteh joins St. Pölten on loan

Ghana forward Samuel Tetteh has joined Austrian Bundesliga side St. Pölten on loan till the end of the season. The...

Mastercard Foundation Scholars assist Bosomtwe-Oyoko Community Day SHS

The Bosomtwe-Oyoko Community Day Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region, has received educational materials and dustbins to...

There were 821 million chronically undernourished people in the world last year, up from 811 the previous year says the new edition of the annual State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2019.

The Report confirms a rise in world hunger for a third year in a row. One in nine people in the world now faces hunger. Africa is the region with the greatest prevalence of hunger in the world – the figure changes to one in five people hungry in Africa. Hunger is also on the rise in Western Asia.

The upward trend of world hunger – after decades of steady decline – yet again underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Zero Hunger target by 2030. The number of hungry people in the world is back up to where it was nearly a decade ago. The world is not currently on track to meet the goals of ending hunger and ensuring access to food for all.

Conflict and the climate crisis constitute the greatest drivers of hunger. This year’s report has a specific focus on economic downturn. Hunger has increased in many countries where the economy has slowed or contracted, mostly in middle-income countries. However, the greatest threat is where there is a combination of drivers – conflict, climate change and economic marginalization.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is an annual flagship report jointly prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in-depth analysis on key challenges for achieving this goal in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report targets a wide audience, including policy-makers, international organizations, academic institutions and the general public.

Click on this link for Full Report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition 2019

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Supreme Court dismisses Election Petition-related Interlocutory application

The Supreme Court has dismissed an interlocutory application filed by Tsatsu Tsikata, counsel for the petitioner in the 2020...

Ghana winger Samuel Tetteh joins St. Pölten on loan

Ghana forward Samuel Tetteh has joined Austrian Bundesliga side St. Pölten on loan till the end of the season. The pacy and tricky winger moves...

Mastercard Foundation Scholars assist Bosomtwe-Oyoko Community Day SHS

The Bosomtwe-Oyoko Community Day Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region, has received educational materials and dustbins to enhance academic work and environmental-sanitation. The...

GHS, Noguchi probe allegations of falsification of COVID-19 test results

The Ghana Health Service (GHS), is supporting the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, to look into alleged falsification of COVID-19 test results. Director of...

Police caution youth against lawlessness

Commissioner of Police (COP) the Director-General, Technical Unit of the Ghana Police Service, Mr Samuel Monney,  has cautioned the youth against vandalizing Police Stations...

More Articles Like This