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830 million people are starving

The diagnosis is as clear as it is staggering: Two billion people of a total of 7.6 billion, the life of the world, suffer from Hunger, are undernourished, or h

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830 million people are starving

The diagnosis is as clear as it is staggering: Two billion people of a total of 7.6 billion, the life of the world, suffer from Hunger, are undernourished, or have to do without secured access to regular and nutritious food. Thus, a Trend of the past three years is confirmed. After Hunger seemed to be a decade of a fading humanity to be a problem, spreads for 2015, the scourge again. In that year, 785 million people were seriously starving, 2018 there were 830 million. The grades of under-nutrition characterize the life of more people, eleven percent of the world's population were there last year.

All of this, it is clear from the report of the food and agriculture organization (FAO), she has presented on Monday together with other UN agencies. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, called the Trend disturbing.

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The goal of the UN to have up to the year 2030, the world from Hunger freed, is, therefore, rather also as a closer. And a further observation: the tendency, will not reach the UN goal of reducing by 2025 the proportion of low birth weight newborns by one third is connected. Just as little is it possible to halve, by the year 2030, the number of malnourished children. Of the 149 million of the world's organization, however, a part is here to report success – in the past six years, managed to reach that of the five-year, ten percent less hungry or are undernourished.

But 20.5 million babies with under-weight to the world, one in seven newborn babies, the report "the state of food security and nutrition in the world holds". The under-nutrition of mothers and children is a Killer: it is responsible for 45 percent of deaths of children under five years of age. The most of Hunger and malnutrition in Africa, for example, especially in the West and in the middle of the continent, almost 20 percent of the people on the continent are affected. But also in Latin America and the Caribbean, the lack of food security will again become a growing Problem, albeit to a much lesser degree than in Africa.

in Asia, the food is once again becoming increasingly problematic, even if, especially in the South, successes in the fight against Hunger and malnutrition were achieved. Particularly in the Middle East, but the location is more than twelve percent of the people are today undernourished deteriorated since 2010. But also in Europe and North America, it is not according to the report, for all normal to always have enough nutritious food: eight percent of the population of both parts of the world live in situations in which your diet is not secured.

But not only too little, too much or the wrong food, the FAO and the world health organization WHO. Everywhere, more and more people carry around excess weight for up to a morbid extent, and are exposed to, such as chronically malnourished, severe health risks. Most of the Overweight school children and adults, but it showed to 2018, not less than an estimated 40 million children under the age of five are Overweight. It is of 131 million obese Five - to nine-year-old in the world, 44 percent of them were even sick, overweight. 207 million Adolescents were overweight.

Hunger, malnutrition, food insecurity directly with the economic situation, to deal with conflicts and social inequality, the UN-professionals. Where unemployment, less income, Currency dips, and other restrictions, households have less money for food, there is also a lack of funds for structural measures for food security. The device in countries the fastest in risk, which depend on the import and export of raw materials. And continue to apply – more women are affected on the world of Hunger and malnutrition than men.

Created: 15.07.2019, 23:10 PM

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