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3 billion people cannot afford healthy food, while 811 million do. Food price index at most in a decade

3 billion people cannot afford healthy food, while 811 million do.  Food price index at most in a decade

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Three billion people in the world cannot afford healthy food, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Today (October 16), the anniversary of its founding, is celebrated as World Food Day.

FAO: More malnutrition and hunger. She is guilty, inter alia, of the crimes of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change

Hunger affects 811 million people. Half of the hungry are from Asia and a quarter from Africa. About 100 million people have returned to the poverty line, most of whom are at risk of starvation.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in the number of malnourished and hungry people in recent months in the world. The shutdown of economies has led to people losing their jobs and livelihoods. This happened in many countries in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The situation of children is particularly difficult.

Climate change and armed conflict are among the reasons for the increase in the number of hungry people in the world. In recent weeks, there have been a growing number of hungry people in Afghanistan, as the Taliban have seized power and the vast majority of international aid has ceased. The situation in Ethiopia is also deteriorating, with ethnic conflicts continuing.

Polish organizations join the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Among them: Polish humanitarian action, which works mainly in the countries of the Global South, the Polish Center for International Aid, which has been operating for a decade in South Sudan, where 7 million people are starving, and Caritas Polska.

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.Exceed your illusions. The “adventure” with inflation has just begun

Food prices are on the rise

In the meantime, the food is there ogem More and more expensive. As recently reported by the same Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Price Index in boiling It rose to the level of 130 points – the highest level since September 2011. On an annual basis, it means an increase of 32.8%. The index boosted the prices of cereals and vegetable oils. And it doesn’t have to be the end. The supply and energy crisis (rising gas prices) is making fertilizer more expensive. All this points to further increases in food prices in the coming year as well.

Energy crisis in Europe.  Image caption: The port of Antwerp, Belgium.We have a difficult contract ahead. “Time will be cherished energy everywhere”

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