POSTED April 2, 2019
More than 100-million people in food crisis
New report shows less children and families are without food this year, but much more needs to be done to eradicate global hunger
The number of people facing food shortages fell by 11 million in 2018, but there are still 113-million people in 53 countries who don’t have enough to eat, according to the “Global Report on Food Crises,” released by the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme (WFP).
“To truly end hunger, we must attack the root causes: conflict, instability, the impact of climate shocks. Boys and girls need to be well nourished and educated, women need to be truly empowered, rural infrastructure must be strengthened to meet that Zero Hunger goal,” said David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme.
Climate and natural disasters alone were responsible for food shortages, which impacted 29-million people last year.
At Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, we provide school and community-centre feeding programs as well as disaster-risk training to build resiliency, among other initiatives, including empowering girls and providing access to education.
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