Greater than 250 million individuals confronted hunger in 2022 because of international meals disaster.
This has been stated in a report launched by the Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) of the United Nations.
The report famous that the continuing struggle in Ukraine has elevated international meals costs, whereas the COVID-19 pandemic and local weather change have additionally contributed to the meals disaster.
The World Group stated that the variety of individuals affected by meals disaster has elevated considerably for the fourth consecutive yr.
Within the compiled report on meals disaster, it has been stated that this disaster is growing repeatedly.
No less than 258 million individuals in 58 international locations may face meals insecurity in 2022 alone, and the disaster is so extreme that it threatens individuals’s jobs and lives.
In 2021, the variety of individuals dealing with meals insecurity was 19.Three million.
The report additional states that greater than 3.5 crore youngsters beneath the age of 5 are dealing with malnutrition.
FAO director Reine Paulsen stated the variety of individuals affected by meals scarcity is worrying, the fourth yr in a row such figures have emerged and the scenario is getting worse.
Areas the place the scenario worsened embrace Congo, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Sudan in addition to growing international locations resembling Nigeria and Pakistan.
Local weather impacts have brought about meals crises in 12 international locations, in accordance with World Group estimates, for instance, final yr’s extreme floods in Pakistan affected 33 million individuals.
FAO urged governments to take quick measures to handle the causes of the meals disaster.