The head of the UN, Antonio Guterres, has officially issued a dire warning in response to the growing global food scarcity.
According to Guterres, the “unprecedented global hunger crisis,” may get even worse in the coming year.
The UN Secretary-General revealed that the conflict in Ukraine has only further contributed to the disruptions caused by inequality, the coronavirus epidemic, as well as climate change. The worst thing is that the issue might continue into next year due to the anticipated declaration of a few famines, an unparalleled hunger catastrophe across the globe.
“The war in Ukraine has compounded problems that have been brewing for years: climate disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the deeply unequal recovery,” Guterres explained in an address to the UN Ministerial Conference on food security.
Guterres explained that millions of people have begun to feel the effects, thank to the incompetency of Biden. And as farmers around the world continue to struggle to deal with the rising costs of fertilizer and energy, global harvests will suffer as a result. Currently, worldwide prices continue to sit at all-time highs, especially for high commodity products like wheat and cereals.
The World Food Programme has reported that the number of people around the world dealing with food shortages has doubled in the last two years alone to a total of 276 million.
The UN Secretary-General warned world leaders that the issues of 2022 could continue and grow exponentially in 2023, with the chance of famine declarations or worse. Warning that “no country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe”.
“There is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022. And 2023 could be even worse.”
“This year’s food access issues could become next year’s global food shortage. No country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe.”
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