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Following Decade Of Decline, Hunger On Rise Due To Conflict, Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

Foreign Policy: Report: After A Decade of Improvement, Global Hunger Increases
“The United Nations released its first-ever report on global hunger and malnutrition on Friday, and the prospects for a world without hunger by 2030 are looking grim…” (Chase-Lubitz, 9/15).

International Business Times: Global Hunger By Numbers: How Conflict Drives The World To Hunger
“World hunger is increasing, and violent conflicts around the globe and climate change have been the primary causes for the worsening food insecurity, according to a new report released by the United Nations (U.N.). The number of undernourished people across the world has increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016, which accounts for about 11 percent of total world population, the report says…” (Bhasin, 9/17).

Inter Press Service: World Hunger on the Rise Again
“…Addressing food insecurity and malnutrition in conflict-affected situations cannot be ‘business as usual,’ alerts the new edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017, Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security…” (Kamal, 9/15).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Global hunger rises for first time in decade: U.N. agencies
“…The number of hungry began to rise in 2014, but this is the first time in more than a decade that the proportion of the global population going hungry has risen. … The report was produced by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), [World Food Programme (WFP),] and World Health Organization (WHO)…” (Whiting, 9/15).

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