Nearly one million people are at risk of starvation or could soon be so if aid is not provided quickly, according to the United Nations (UN).
UN officials warned Wednesday that the situation is dire in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. “Acute food insecurity is rapidly increasing and spreading worldwide,” they said.
The massive expansion of humanitarian aid
Without a massive expansion of humanitarian aid, the situation will likely worsen in the coming months,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Violent conflicts on the ground and weather extremes continued to be the leading causes of severe food shortages. However, the consequences of the Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine would have exacerbated the situation this year. Although an agreement on grain exports from the Black Sea region was reached between Ukraine and Russia at the end of July, food prices remain high in many countries.
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