Regarding the problem of the global food crisis, the United Nations and others have released a report that the number of people who suffered from a serious food shortage last year was about 150 million, an increase of 20 million from the previous year.
He cited the spread of the new coronavirus as one of the factors, and warned that the situation would worsen.
International organizations such as WFP = World Food Program and FAO = United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization released a report on the world food crisis on the 5th.
According to this, the number of people in the world who suffered from a serious food shortage and needed urgent action last year was at least 155 million, an increase of 20 million from the previous year.
Of these, 66%, or 103 million, are concentrated in 10 countries, including Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where civil war and conflict continue, and conflict is the number one cause of the food crisis. ..
He also points out that the economic downturn caused by the spread of the new coronavirus has caused food shortages among people and was the second factor.
On top of that, as the spread of the infection continues, many households will suffer from a decrease in income, and the economic impact will be more serious.
FAO's Director of Emergency and Reconstruction Assistance, Dominique Bourjon, said, "To prevent the spread of famine, we need to start large-scale humanitarian assistance to save lives and protect our lives." I am.