Global Report on Food Crises by GNAFC

08 May 2021 Current Affairs:The Global Anti-Food Crisis Network (GNAFC) released the “2021 Global Food Crisis Report”. GNAFC is an international alliance composed of the European Union, the United Nations, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Highlights:
♦ According to the report, the economic crisis is the main reason for pushing 40 million people into hunger in 2020. Compared with 2019, this number has increased by 24 million people.
♦ Conflicts related to COVID-19, extreme weather and economic shocks are pushing millions of people into food insecurity.
♦ According to the report, by 2020, more than 155 million people will experience severe food insecurity. Compared with 2019, this number has increased by 20 million. Among them, 133,000 people are in the most serious period of food insecurity. They are mainly from Burkina Faso, Yemen and South Sudan.
♦ By 2020, more than 28 million poplars will face emergency-level food insecurity. The emergency level means they are only one step away from starvation. Urgent action to prevent the spread of famine.
♦ Between 2016 and 2020, the population affected by using food insecurity had improved from 94million to 147 million.
♦ Around 75 million Children have been stunted globally and 15 million were wasted. Two out of three people dealing with food insecurity have been from African continent.
♦ Africa is the most affected continent because of food shortages. More than 63% of global food scarcity instances are from Africa. Zimbabwe and Haiti had been hit by using climate issues that affected meals protection of 15 million people.
 

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