An estimated 1 person dies of hunger every 4 seconds, more than 200 NGOs warn, urging decisive international action to ‘end the spreading global hunger crisis’ .

“A staggering 345 million people are currently suffering from acute hunger, more than double the number since 2019,” the statement said.

“Despite world leaders’ promise that he will never famine again in the 21st century, Somalia is facing famine again. Worldwide, her 50 million people in 45 countries are at risk of starvation.” are exposed to,” they said.

Pointing out that as many as 19,700 people are estimated to be dying of hunger every day, the NGOs said that this translates to one person dying of hunger every four seconds.

“It is abysmal that with all the technology in agriculture and harvesting techniques today we are still talking about famine in the 21st century,” Mohanna Ahmed Ali Eljabaly from the Yemen Family Care Association, one of the letter`s signatories, said in the statement.

“This is not about one country or one continent and hunger never only has one cause. This is about the injustice of the whole of humanity,” he said.

“We must not wait a moment longer to focus both on providing immediate lifesaving food and longer-term support so people can take charge of their futures and provide for themselves and their families.”
According to the organisations, the global hunger crisis has been fuelled by a “deadly mix of poverty, social injustice, gender inequality, conflict, climate change, and economic shocks”, along with the lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine, which further increased food prices. Russia and Ukraine are the world’s third and fourth largest cereal exporters respectively, and Russia is also a major exporter of fuel and fertilizers.

The war, now in its seventh month, has disrupted exports and pushed global food prices to record highs in developing countries already grappling with high food prices due to supply chain problems related to COVID-19. provoked a protest.

“Those who have the power and the resources to change this must come together to better respond to the current crisis and to prevent and prepare for future crises,” they said.
Earlier this year, a UN agency warned of an “imminent catastrophe” given world hunger levels.

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