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United Nations agencies: Global hunger rises for first time in a decade

United Nations agencies: Global hunger rises for first time in a decade

38 million people more than a year ago - is largely due to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climatic shocks, we read in the edition 2017 The state of food security and nutrition worldwide. "This is an indictment of humanity", said the head of the World Food Program, David Beasley. The UN has warned there's a high risk that it could reoccur there as well as appear in other conflict-affected places, namely northeast Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. "Securing peaceful and inclusive societies is a necessary condition to that end"..."

"Over the last decade, conflicts have greatly increased and become more complex and hard to resolve", say in the foreword of the report the heads of the United Nations Food and (FAO), the International Fund for agricultural development (IFAD), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World food Program (WFP) and the World health Organization (WHO).

The agencies called for new ways of working to achieve the goal of ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

In war-torn countries, it means agencies need to spend more time understanding the complexities of the conflict and working towards building peace, he said.

Aid programmes that create jobs, restore roads and improve farming in countries recovering from war help address root causes of conflict, FAO says.

The report finds that hunger is now increasingly concentrated in fragile and conflict-affected areas. And these are expected to become more frequent with climate change. In 2005, the proportion was 14.2 percent. Stunting can undermine children's physical and mental development.

Number of women of reproductive age with anemia: 613 million (approximately 33% of total).

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52 million children aren't heavy enough for their height.

The number of people suffering from hunger previous year rose at the fastest pace since at least the beginning of this century as conflicts and climate-related issues curbed access to food.

While the amount of undernourished people around the world rose to the highest since 2008 a year ago, it was still about 14 percent below a peak set in 2003.

The situation is likely to improve this year, U.N. FAO Secretary General Jose Graziano da Silva said at a press conference, citing an improving economy, fading odds of El Ni?o and progress made in conflict-affected areas.

"To save lives, we must save livelihoods also".

"We are broadening our collaboration, expanding the discussion, and understanding the linkages between hunger and malnutrition", said Marco Sánchez Cantillo, deputy director and officer in charge of the Agricultural Development Economics Division of the United Nations.


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