The new director general of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), who took office on Wednesday, has asked for more money to deal with America’s unprecedented food crisis. Cindy McCain in Rome.
If there is not enough money, starvation will continue to spread, resources will be seriously depleted and rations will decrease, and the organization may have to make further cuts.
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“We will not be able to provide food to those who need it most,” the Director-General stressed, who, according to him, wants to work on increasing resources and the efficiency of the program, as well as finding innovative and modern solutions. for challenges.
That is why it is primarily looking for new partners from the private sector.
“The world cannot turn its back on the hungry,” said McCain, who is the widow of US Senator John McCain, who died in 2018.
The situation is unprecedentedly serious
The World Food Program provided food to 158 million people last year, but has drawn attention to the fact that the situation remains unprecedentedly serious.
- Among the causes are various conflicts;
- economic crises
- extreme weather conditions;
- Named the increase in fertilizer prices.
The World Food Programme, winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and managed to raise $14.4 billion in 2022.
In the world, one in ten of the Earth’s inhabitants, or about 828 million people, suffer from hunger.
The number of people in a particularly dangerous situation has risen to 349 million, while in 2019 it was still around 135 million.
More than 30 million children suffer from malnutrition in the 15 worst affected countries.
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