New Delhi, The Executive Director of the UN World Food Program, David Beasley, said in the Security Committee of the UN, that a total of 345 million people in 82 countries of the world are experiencing extreme food insecurity. In those countries, this organization is doing two and a half times more than Kovid-19. However, this situation has arisen.
The most regrettable thing is that 500 million people in 45 countries of the world have suffered from abnormal malnutrition and they have reached the point of famine.
What was once a wave of hunger is a tsunami of hunger. So said David Beasley. He also pointed to the ripple effects of escalating conflict and pandemics, climate change, rising fuel prices and the war in Ukraine. He said that since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 70 million people were on the verge of starvation due to food, energy and fertilizer crisis.
The UNO had agreements with Russia to allow Ukraine’s grain to pass through the Black Sea but through which 3 ports were to be exported. Only those three ports have been blocked by Russia. And attempts to push Russian chemical fertilizers back into the world market.
Droughts are looming in different parts of the world this year, and if we don’t take timely action, rising food prices in 2023 will become so high that they could create a food supply crisis.
Right now, wars have exacerbated the situation in Utopia, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, where droughts are looming. Conflict is going on in many places in the world. Besley and UN humanitarian chief Griffiths have also added Afghanistan.HS1MS