the Data comes from a recent report by the united nations food and agriculture organization FAO of each year, along with the EUROPEAN union and the united nations world food programme. It shows that 113 million people suffered from acute hunger last year. Their lack of food is thus life-threatening.
Two-thirds of them live in the eight countries; Afghanistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, south Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
the Report shows that the total number of people living in acute hunger decreased compared with 2017. When judged that 124 million people suffer from acute shortage of food. At the same time, this year's report shows that the number of affected countries has increased from 51 to 53.
is the war and conflicts, together with problems that can be linked to climate and natural disasters, and economic crises. Natural disasters are described as an increasing problem and was the reason for 29 of the 113 million people living in hunger in 2018, according to the report.
the united nations is now calling on world leaders to resolve the root causes of hunger. ”Step forward and help solve these conflicts, now,” says David Beasley, director of the UN's world food programme said in a statement.
has the number of people in acute famine has been over 100 million. This year's compilation also shows that a further 143 million people in 42 countries is only a step away to meet the urgent hunger needs.
the Report lacks figures from 13 countries, including north Korea and Venezuela.