WFP says COVID and climate are causing more people to go hungry

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said Sunday that the number of people facing acute food insecurity has risen to 345 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict, and climate change, more than doubling since 2019.

The WFP regional director said that prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, acute famine affected 135 million people worldwide, and is increasing and expected to increase rapidly due to conflict and climate change.

The impact of environmental problems is another factor contributing to food insecurity, which can develop into food shortages and lead to numerous conflicts and migrations.

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