Hunger

    • EU contributes €70m to tackle global hunger

      EU contributes €70m to tackle global hunger

      The European Commission and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have strengthened their partnership to boost the resilience of millions of people struggling with severe and often prolonged or recurrent food crises around the world. The agreement for €70m contribution, signed by Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, contributes to the Global Network against Food Crises to promote sustainable solutions to food crises. 

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    • UN: Climate change contributing to rise of global hunger

      UN: Climate change contributing to rise of global hunger

      Climate change's negative effect on global agriculture is causing a rise in the number of hungry people around the world, with South America and Africa showing the worst increase, United Nations' 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World's report shows. According to figures, released on Tuesday, the number of people facing chronic food deprivation increased to 821m in 2017 from 804m in 2016, which means hunger now affects one in nine people around the world, reversing recent downward trends and putting at risk the UN's goal of eradicating hunger in the world by 2030.

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