More Than 815 Million Are Hungry Globally - UN
Have you had any leftover food recently thrown away?
You should feel bad about it.
Millions of people are going hungry worldwide.
There is real hunger.
This became the reality after global hunger levels rose for the first time in more than ten years, now affecting 11% of the world’s population.
This is the result of increasing global conflict, climate change and economic woes rocking the world.
“Last year, 815 million people were hungry - 38 million more than in 2015,” 5 United Nations agencies said in the first global assessment since governments set an international target to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by 2030, as one of a set of so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The number of hungry began to rise in 2014, but this is the first time in more than 10 years that the proportion of the global population going hungry has risen.
About 489 million of the hungry are living in countries affected by conflict.
“Over the past decade, conflicts have risen dramatically in number and become more complex and intractable in nature,” the heads of five U.N. agencies said in The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report.
“This has set off alarm bells we cannot afford to ignore: we will not end hunger and all forms of malnutrition by 2030 unless we address all the factors that undermine food security and nutrition,” they said.
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