World Food Programme Head Calls For Donations From Billionaires To Help Stave Off Global Hunger; U.N. SG Calls For More Efforts To Ensure Healthy Diets For All In World Food Day Message

AP: Nobel winner urges billionaires to save millions from famine
“The head of the World Food Program, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, again urged billionaires to donate just a few billion to save millions of lives, saying Friday the number of people ‘marching toward starvation’ has jumped from 135 million to 270 million since the COVID-19 pandemic…” (Lederer, 10/16).

Xinhua: U.N. chief calls for efforts to ensure sustainable, healthy diets for all
“United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday that efforts must be made to ensure sustainable and healthy diets for all, and to minimize food waste. ‘We need to ensure sustainable and healthy diets for all, and to minimize food waste,’ the U.N. chief said in a message for the World Food Day, which falls on Oct. 16…” (10/17).

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