According to the UN food head! one in ten people in the world go to bed hungry each night
Over 700 million people worldwide are in serious danger of going without food, according to the director of the UN food organization, who has issued a dire warning.
According to AP, although funding for humanitarian causes is down, demand for food is steadily rising. Up to 783 million people, or one in ten of the world’s population, still go to bed hungry every night, according to estimates from 79 countries where the WFP works.
This year, more over 345 million people experience severe food insecurity, up almost 200 million from early 2021 before the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the agency.
According to her, “We are currently dealing with a number of ongoing crises that are concurrent and will continue to fuel global humanitarian needs.” “This is the new normal for the humanitarian community, and we will be dealing with the consequences for years to come.”
In addition to being the widow of the late US senator John McCain, the director of the World Food Programme (WFP) has disclosed that the organization’s estimations show that almost 47 million people in more than 50 nations are on the verge of starvation. Alarmingly, this number includes the roughly 45 million young children who are now suffering from acute malnutrition.
McCain urged business leaders at the council meeting focused on humanitarian public-private partnerships, “Our collective challenge is to ramp up the ambitious, multi-sectoral partnerships that will enable us to tackle hunger and poverty effectively and reduce humanitarian needs over the long-term.” Finding creative ways to assist those in need across the globe is also a goal, in addition to providing funding.
According to AP, Mastercard CEO Michael Miebach said to the council that “humanitarian relief has long been the domain of government” and development organizations, and that the private sector was seen as a source of monetary contributions for supplies.
He remarked, “Money is still crucial, but businesses can give so much more. “The private sector is prepared to meet the current challenges alongside the public sector.”
Miebach emphasized that humanitarian situations have an effect on people all around the globe and that “business cannot succeed in a failing world.” He said that businesses might utilize their knowledge to boost infrastructure, “innovate new approaches and deliver solutions at scale” to enhance humanitarian efforts.
According to AP, Jared Cohen, head of global relations at Goldman Sachs, told the council that the GDP of some of the Group of 20 nations with the greatest economies is comparable to the income of many multinational corporations. He said that five American corporations and several of their international competitors employ more than 500,000 people, which is more than the combined population of up to 20 UN member states.