UN report reports increase in world hunger since 2019

UN report reports increase in world hunger since 2019

According to a report by the UN, Africa is the region most affected by hunger, with a prevalence of 20%, more than double the world average. In other regions, such as Western Asia, the Caribbean and some African sub-regions, the situation has also deteriorated due to food crises in the last four years.


A report published this Wednesday, July 12, by five United Nations specialized agencies reveals that hunger in the world affects 735 million people in 2023, which represents an increase of 122 million people compared to 2019.

“The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” (SOFI) has been produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Organization of Health (WHO), the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).

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The authors of the report warn that the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of eradicating hunger by 2030 is at risk if urgent measures are not taken to transform agri-food systems and address the factors that generate food insecurity and malnutrition, such as conflicts, climate change, poverty or inequalities.

According to the report, Africa is the region most affected by hunger, with a prevalence of 20%, more than double the world average. In other regions, such as Western Asia, the Caribbean and some African sub-regions, the situation has also deteriorated due to food crises. By contrast, in Asia and Latin America progress has been made in reducing hunger between 2021 and 2022.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for intensifying global efforts to achieve nutrition goals by 2030.

“There are glimmers of hope, but we need an immediate intense global effort to rescue the Sustainable Development Goals. We must build resilience in the face of shocks and shocks that cause food insecurity, from conflict to the weather,” he said.

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