One person dies of hunger every four seconds in the world. With this warning, more than two hundred non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the world have called on the international community to take appropriate measures to end the growing hunger crisis.
This call was made in an open letter on Tuesday. This open letter is addressed to the world leaders who will attend the United Nations General Assembly.
238 organizations from 75 countries, including Oxfam, Save the Children, Plan International, expressed their concern about the rise in hunger levels through this letter. Organizations have expressed their anger regarding the level of food intake.
The statement given in the open letter said, ‘345 million people in the world are suffering from acute hunger, which is twice as much as in 2019. ‘
The statement said, despite pledges by world leaders that famine will not be allowed to enter the 21st century, another famine is imminent in Somalia. 50 million people in 45 countries around the world are on the brink of starvation. Organizations estimate that 19,700 people die of hunger every day.
Mohanna Ahmed Ali Eljabali of the Yemen Family Care Association, a signatory to the letter, said in a statement, “It is very sad that we are talking about famine in the 21st century despite the existence of all kinds of technology in agriculture. ‘
He said, ‘It is not just a picture of a country or a continent. And there is never just one reason for food shortages. ‘
Ali Eljabali said, ‘We must not wait another moment to emphasize the provision of immediate life-saving food and long-term aid, so that people can take charge of their future and provide food for themselves and their families. Source: AFP.