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Breaking: Nigeria, seven other countries face acute hunger ― UN

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 04, 2019, 06:05:34 AM
No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found.

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File: Children affected by poverty

The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters.

One of the key findings of the report showed that nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger were in just eight countries.

These countries were Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.




“The worst food crises in 2018, in order of severity, were: Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria.

“These eight countries accounted for two-thirds of the total number of people facing acute food insecurity – amounting to nearly 72 million people,” according to the report.

Similarly, short-term outlook of food insecurity for 2019 showed that “Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria are expected to remain among the world’s most severe food crises in 2019.

“Large segments of populations in most of these countries risk falling into Emergency (IPC/CH Phase 4) levels of acute food insecurity,” it stated.

The report further added: “In the 16 states of northern Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, the number of people in ‘Crisis’ and ‘Emergency’ decreased by 40 per cent between June and August 2017 and 2018 to 5.3 million.

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MALNUTRITION: Newborns and pregnant women most at risk.

“At the peak of the lean season three million were acutely food insecure in the three north-eastern states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency where protracted conflict and mass displacement disrupted agriculture, trade, markets, and livelihoods, and pushed up food prices,” said the report.

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)’s Director-General, José da Silva, said in spite of a slight drop in 2018 in the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity, “the figure is still far too high.”

“We must act at scale across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus to build the resilience of affected and vulnerable populations. To save lives, we also have to save livelihoods,” he added.

World Food Programme Executive Director, David Beasley, also said: “while critical to saving lives and alleviating human suffering, humanitarian assistance does not address the root causes of food crises.”

Beasley highlighted the importance of “attacking the root causes of hunger: 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 in order to meet that ‘Zero Hunger’ goal.

“Programmes that make a community resilient and more stable will also reduce the number of hungry people,” he said.

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Re: Breaking: Nigeria, seven other countries face acute hunger ― UN

By: dayan (M) |Time : April 04, 2019, 06:08:18 AM
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Similarly, short-term outlook of food insecurity for 2019 showed that “Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Syrian Arab Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, and northern Nigeria are expected to remain among the world’s most severe food crises in 2019.

In other words NORTHERN NIGERIA dragged Nigeria into this ignoble club of desperately poor group of countries.
How then can one explain the so called huge votes Buhari got in the same north?
Food for thought.

Re: Breaking: Nigeria, seven other countries face acute hunger ― UN

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : April 04, 2019, 08:44:08 PM
In other words NORTHERN NIGERIA dragged Nigeria into this ignoble club of desperately poor group of countries.
How then can one explain the so called huge votes Buhari got in the same north?
Food for thought.
Spot on bro, Norths Nigeria's problem and that's why traders Moni, farmers Moni had more effect in the North.

Re: Breaking: Nigeria, seven other countries face acute hunger ― UN

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : April 04, 2019, 08:45:59 PM
How India is not among these countries is beyond me.

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