73.5 billion people in acute food crisis in the world: United Nations

Arshad Khan

In 2022, at least 735 million people are suffering from acute food crisis around the world. This number is more than 12 crore compared to the period before the corona epidemic.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN’s global food and agricultural security agency, published an annual report titled ‘State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’ on Wednesday.

According to the report, in 2019, as many people around the world were suffering from severe food crisis – more than 12 million people have been added to that number due to the corona epidemic.

In 2019, the member states of the United Nations pledged to build a world free of hunger by 2030. But the rate at which the number of hungry people in the world is increasing – it is not possible to build a world free of hunger by 2030, on the contrary, another 600 million people will be added during this period,’ said the UN report.

“The number of hungry people around the world is increasing, it’s very bad news,” FAO chief economist Maximo Torrero Callen told Reuters.

According to the United Nations report, the disruption of agricultural production around the world over the past few years due to internal conflicts and civil wars, extreme weather and climate change-related disasters is creating a greater risk for global food security.

In some parts of the world, however, the food security situation has improved. Food crisis in many countries of South America and Asia is now under control. But in the Caribbean region, West Asia and African countries, the crisis is increasing day by day, according to the report of the United Nations.

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