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One Person Dying Of Hunger Every Four Seconds: NGOs Flag Global Crisis


'One person dies of hunger every 4 seconds': NGOs flag Global Crisis

Some 345 million people are currently experiencing worsening conditions, NGOs say. (Represent)

Geneva:

An estimated one person dies of hunger every four seconds, more than 200 NGOs warned on Tuesday, calling for decisive international action to “end the ongoing global hunger crisis under vortex”.

The NGOs said in a statement: “Organizations from 75 countries have signed an open letter expressing their outrage at the soaring hunger levels and recommending action,” warning that ” A staggering 345 million people are currently experiencing acute hunger, a number that has more than doubled since 2019.”

They said in a statement: “A staggering 345 million people are currently experiencing severe hunger, a number that has more than doubled since 2019.

“Despite promises from world leaders that there will never be another famine in the 21st century, famine is once again imminent in Somalia. Worldwide, 50 million people are standing in front of it. the brink of starvation in 45 countries,” they said.

Pointing out that an estimated 19,700 people die of hunger every day, NGOs report that one person dies of hunger every four seconds.

Mohanna Ahmed Ali Eljabaly from the Yemen Family Care Association, one of the signatories of the letter, said: “It is appalling that with all the technology in agriculture and harvesting techniques today, we still talking about hunger in the 21st century.”

“This is not about one country or one continent and hunger is never about one cause. This is about the injustice of all humanity,” he said.

“We can’t wait any longer to focus on providing immediate lifesaving food and longer-term support so people can take charge of their future and provide for themselves and their families.” their family.”

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is automatically generated from the syndication feed.)



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