Global Hunger Increases Over Past 3 Years After Years Of Decline, U.N. Report Says, Warning Of Negative Impacts Of Climate Change, Conflict

BBC News: Global hunger increasing, U.N. warns
“The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a U.N. report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 — about one person in every nine…” (Mundasad, 9/11).

CNN: Hunger rising with global temperatures, U.N. report says
“Climate change is having a negative effect on global agriculture and is driving up the number of hungry people around the world, according to the United Nations’ 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, released Tuesday…” (Clarke, 9/11).

The Guardian: Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, U.N. warns
“…The U.N. report covers last year, and does not take account of 2018’s extreme weather which has brought heatwaves and high temperatures to much of the northern hemisphere, accompanied by droughts in some parts of the globe and floods in others. However, the changing climatic trends are likely to spell trouble for years ahead…” (Harvey/McVeigh, 9/11).

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