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Why World Food Day Matters

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World Food Day every year food insecurity And malnutrition remains a widespread problem. 828 million people – about 10% of the world, according to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) world population – Go to bed hungry every night.

Held annually on October 16th, World Food Day aims to raise awareness and inspire action for those suffering from hunger. At this year’s ceremony, ongoing pandemicgeopolitical conflicts, climate change, Rising prices and international tensions. These ongoing issues are why proponents say the day matters more than ever.

“The number of people suffering from hunger has more than doubled in the last three years, with nearly one million people living in conditions of famine, making hunger and death a daily reality,” it said. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres With a message highlighting the dire situation.

“Together we must move from despair to hope and action. On World Food Day and every day, I call on you to be part of the change,” he added.

October 16th of each year marks the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. Hundreds of events and outreaches take place around the world, bringing together governments, businesses, the public and the media to raise awareness and action for the United Nations. Those who have food concerns.

This year’s theme is “Leave no one behind.” According to FAO, current global challenges limit access to and availability of nutritious food. The problem is particularly acute for the 80% of people classified as ‘extremely poor’ who live in rural areas. They are most severely affected by both man-made and natural disasters. Others are marginalized because of their gender or ethnicity.

Faced with a growing hunger crisis, the director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization stressed on Friday. world food daythe need to “harness the power of solidarity and collective action” to build a sustainable world that is well-fed for all.

FAO also said the projections suggest: 670 million people will still face hunger in 2030 Despite the UN’s own Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of “zero hunger” by the end of the decade.



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