September 30, 2022

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WFP: Famine threatens 41 million people worldwide

UN The World Food Program (WFP) says the number of people on the brink of famine has increased from 34 million to 41 million since the beginning of this year.

The WFP’s latest Global Action Plan reveals that famine – caused by conflict and triggered by climate change and the recession caused by Govt-19 – will soon become a reality for millions of people.

WFP spokesman Thomson Brie quoted the program as saying: The small shock is that millions of people will starve. ”

“Without immediate emergency food assistance, these people will also starve because the slightest trauma will push them to starve,” he stressed.

WFP details and nearing famine conditions in Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen this year will face 584,000 people.

Nigeria and Burkina Faso are also particularly concerned because they have experienced populations close to this “catastrophic” situation in recent months. This is commonly referred to as Phase 5, which is the highest of the five levels of the Integrated Food Security Classification Framework (IPC), which is further mentioned.

More generally, the UN says the world is no longer moving towards zero starvation. The company warns. Progress stalled and turned upside down. The WFP estimates that more than 270 million people will be severely malnourished or at high risk this year.

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Thomson Free concludes, “In 2021 the situation is not normal, it is getting worse. We are concerned about the world’s most vulnerable population as food prices continue to rise around the world. ”