As food becomes more and more scarce around the world, Antonio Guterres, the head of the UN, has issued a dire warning.
The “unprecedented global hunger crisis,” according to Guterres, may get worse in the coming year.
The UN Secretary-General said that the conflict in Ukraine has added to the disruptions brought on by inequality, the coronavirus epidemic, and climate change and the issue might continue into next year due to the anticipated declaration of a few famines, an unparalleled hunger catastrophe in the world.
“The war in Ukraine has compounded problems that have been brewing for years: climate disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deeply unequal recovery,” Guterres told in an address to the UN Ministerial Conference on food security.
Guterres says hundreds of millions of people are already feeling the effects, well thanks to Biden’s incompetency. Guterres remarked that while farmers around the world struggle to deal with rising fertilizer and energy prices, harvests in Asia, Africa, and the Americas would suffer. Despite some softening in recent months, worldwide prices are still near all-time highs, especially for commodities like wheat and other cereals.
According to the World Food Programme, the number of people who are seriously food insecure worldwide has more than doubled in the last two years to 276 million.
The UN Secretary-General reminded world leaders that this year’s food access challenges could become next year’s worldwide food shortage. He added that there is a chance that 2022 may see numerous famine declarations, and 2023 might be much worse. Warning that “no country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe”.
“There is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022. And 2023 could be even worse.”
“This year’s food access issues could become next year’s global food shortage. No country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe.”
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