World Welthungerhilfe: "The hunger is back on the rise"

05:40  14 october  2021
05:40  14 october  2021 Source:   dw.com

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World Hunger Help draws a dramatic image in its latest report: more famine, COVID-19, food shortages - and political failure at the expense of the poorest. A number is particularly frightening.

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almost one billion people on earth starving. This is out of the current World Hunger Index 2021, which the world hunger help is presenting on this Thursday. According to the figures, around 811 million people are starving worldwide and 41 million, just before an hunger NOT .

"The current glader index shows that 47 countries will not even reach a low starvation level by 2030," said World Hunger Help Secretary General Mathias Mogge the Editorial Network Germany (RND).

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Mathias Mogge, Generalsekretär der Welthungerhilfe © Christoph Papsch / Welthungerhilfe Mathias MOGGE, Secretary-General The World Hunger Help

Politics is in the obligation

Welthungerhilfe denounces an increase in famine in its recent report and calls on politics to combat the with food shortages related crises . "We've dramatically strayed zero hunger by 2030, because the hunger is back on the rise ," emphasized. It needs political initiatives to curb the conflicts around the world, and financial efforts to meet the acute starvation. In addition, binding agreements at the UN Climate Conference COP26 in Glasgow are needed at the end of October to combat climate change.

The nutritional situation deteriorates through many different crises. "Wars and conflicts, climate change as well as the consequences of the Corona Pandemic ," counted MOGGE against the RND. "Violent conflicts have increased again in recent years. They are one of the biggest hunger drivers. Where war prevails, crops, fields and infrastructure are destroyed and flee people from their villages."

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Mangelernährte Kinder in Madagaskar - das Land hat einen der schlechtesten Werte auf dem Welthunger-Index © World Food Program WFP / Picture Alliance Malnious Children in Madagascar - The country has one of the worst values ​​at the World Hunger Index

of the Hungry Continent

, above all, African countries south of Sahara and South Asia are affected by starvation. In Somalia, 50.8, the worst value is reached on the 100-point scale, which means that the location is "serious". As "very serious", the situation in the Central African Republic (43), in Chad (39.6), the Democratic Republic of Congo (39), is classified in Madagascar (36,3) and in Yemen (45.1) . With 47 countries, according to Index, it is now excluded that they reach a low level of starvation by 2030.

For the report, the situation was evaluated in 135 countries, for 116 of them are detailed evaluations.


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