According to the World Food Programme, Climate changes, conflict, pandemics, and rising food and fuel prices could drive 47 million people in the world to the edge of hunger. It is worth thinking about this as getting a aplikacja kasyno na prawdziwe pieniądze opinie.
A pandemic has a choking effect on poor people due to loss of employment and income, and hunger indeed kills more people than the virus. COVID has added at least 100 million people to the world’s extreme poverty population, and about 811 million people all over the world remain hungry every night.
Supply chain disturbances and restrictions on transportation of goods during pandemic times imposed a severe economic crisis, which imposed extreme hunger on people of marginal income groups. We all know that our world’s food production is enough to feed everyone, but its cost to reach the needy is a barrier to attaining it. Nations with lower incomes suffer more due to the economic shock caused by the pandemic. Countries that had to rely on tourism and related services suffered a death blow during the pandemic. Refugees and residents of war zones already suffer more, and the pandemic adds misery to it.
COVID had a catastrophic effect on the global population, but man-made problems such as conflict between nations are far worse. War does more harm to people than anything else. When a war breaks out, even the people of a country that supplies food to the rest of the world may go hungry. Nations should prioritize humanity over war. Globally, the amount of money accounted for military spending in a day and a half is around $8 billion, which can completely meet the needs of UN emergency food security appeals. The World Economic Forum states that 60% of hungry people live in war zones. War deprives people of their earning sources and makes them displaced from their residences. Food insecurity caused by conflicts paves the way to malnutrition, hunger, and famine.
Rise in food and fuel prices affects the poor more. Most of the farmers and laborers working hard to bring food and other essential services to market go to bed on an empty stomach due to inequalities and lower wages. On the other hand, corporations dominate the marginal income-earning sector to hold on to global food supply and encash profit.
Climate change increases the hunger rate to a great extent. Stroms, droughts, and extreme weather conditions caused by climate change will affect agriculture directly and the purchasing power of laborers in the primary sector. Poverty cycle amplifies the negative effects of climate change.
Poverty has no geographical boundaries. Being global citizens, food insecurity must be rooted out with collective measures. Humanitarian assistance must be funded to serve vulnerable populations. Emergency food assistance given by the World Food Programme and all other aid can provide temporary relief, but for a sustained and long-term remedy for rural and small-scale farmers, educational empowerment, and nutrition. Every country must cooperate to control climate change, conflicts, and thereby hunger and poverty.