Weather of Arabia - A report issued by the United Nations on Friday stated that the number of people suffering from moderate or severe hunger around the world has increased by about 745 million compared to the total number of hungry people in 2015. The report indicated that the world is still far from achieving the goal. The ambition set by the United Nations to eliminate hunger by 2030.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued this report before a sustainable development summit that the international organization will hold next week in New York. The report showed that the world has not witnessed significant improvement in most food and agriculture goals, despite the approaching deadline for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The report pointed out the effects of the Corona pandemic and other crises such as climate change and armed conflicts on goals related to food and agriculture, and that the stagnation has affected the progress achieved in the past two decades and sometimes began to reverse.
Global food insecurity rose sharply in 2020 due to disruption in food markets and increased unemployment rates as a result of the pandemic, but hunger has not returned to pre-pandemic levels.
According to the report, about 29.6% of the world’s population, equivalent to 2.4 billion people, suffered from moderate or severe food insecurity in 2022, up from 1.75 billion in 2015.
Countries in the Global South have the highest rates of undernutrition, and sub-Saharan Africa is seeing a significant increase in hunger.
The report explained that the world has not witnessed any noticeable improvement towards achieving the goal of reducing food waste by half, which has remained at about 13% since 2016, and called on countries to develop policies to reduce food loss.
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