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  • Over 820 million people suffering from hunger: UN Report

    Published on July 16, 2019

    A UN report has said, more than 821 million people suffered from hunger worldwide last year. It is the third year in a row that the number has risen.

    The report named, ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World’, produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and other UN agencies, including WHO, was released on Monday.

    It noted that the number of people without enough to eat had risen from 811 million in 2017 and getting to a world where no one is suffering from hunger remains an immense challenge.

    The report said, after decades of decline, malnutrition began to increase in 2015, mainly because of climate change and war. Reversing the trend is one of the 2030 targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which aim to improve the planet and its people.