The subject this year is “Change the eventual fate of movement. Put resources into sustenance security and country improvement”. :
11.3% of the total populace is ravenous. That is approximately 805 million individuals who go undernourished every day, expending not exactly the prescribed 2,100 calories per day
Thirty-four countries -almost 80 percent of them in Africa -don’t have enough sustenance for their kin due to clashes, dry spell and flooding, agreeing to a new report released by the United Nation
The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report said conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and the Central African Republic have taken a heavy toll on agricultural production, worsening the humanitarian crisis in those countries.
In Yemen, where ongoing fighting has killed around 6,000 people, about half of them civilians, famine now looms over half the population.
The FAO has warned of a “staggering” food crisis in Yemen, with the highest ever recorded number of people now living in hunger.
Syria is witnessing an even more dire situation. Since the conflict erupted in 2011, the regime has used food as a weapon of war.
The extent of this was highlighted recently when images were posted online of emaciated Syrians from the besieged town of The shocking images of skeletal children caused so much international outcry that the Syrian government was forced to let food and medicine through.
Aid workers who entered the town earlier this year reported seeing parents giving their children sleeping pills to calm their hunger.
No less than 250,000 living under attack are kids, with many compelled to eat creature nourish or leaves to survive.
The effect of these contentions reaches out to neighboring nations that are facilitating displaced people, stressing the sustenance assets of the host
“With a reduced harvest in 2015, the food security situation is likely to deteriorate compared to the situation of previous years, when most households were already estimated to have borderline or poor food consumption rates,” the report said.
The number of countries needing outside food assistance grew from 33 in December, after the addition of Swaziland, where El Nino-associated drought conditions have sharply lowered 2016 cereal crop production prospects.
Other countries on the FAO list facing food shortages are Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Nepal.