The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and
the UN World Food Programme (WFP) issued a blunt notice about multiple,
looming food crises, driven by conflict, climate chocks,
COVID-19pandemic fallout, and massive public debt burdens, and further
intensified by the war in Ukraine, pushing the food and fuel price to
accelerate in many countries worldwide. A new report identified 20
hunger hotspots where immediate humanitarian action is necessary.
‚??We are deeply concerned about the combined impacts of overlapping
crises jeopardizing people's ability to produce and access foods,
pushing millions more into extreme levels of acute food insecurity,‚?Ě
said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. ‚??We are in a race against time to
help farmers in the most affected countries, including by rapidly
increasing potential food production and boosting their resilience in
the face of challenges‚?Ě.
According to the report titled/Hunger Hotspots/, climate shocks continue
to drive acute hunger, indicating that a ‚??new normal‚?Ě has started where
droughts, flooding, hurricanes, and cyclones repeatedly devastate
farming and livestock rearing, drive population displacement, and push
millions to the brink in countries around the world.
FAO and WFP Warn of Looming Food Crisis, 20 Hunger Hotspots Identified-
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and Hunger Hotspots (fao.org) [www.fao.org