New UN Report Calls for Urgent Aid to 20 ‘Hunger Hotpots’
June 8, 2022 (EIRNS)—The UN report “Hunger Hotspots FAO-WFP Early Warnings on Acute Food Insecurity June to September 2022 Outlook” was issued June 6, sounding the alarm on the scale of the world hunger crisis today. The joint authors of this periodical report are the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Among the 20 nations listed as in need for “urgent aid,” the WFP press release on the report stated that “Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen remain at ‘highest alert’ as hotspots with catastrophic conditions, and Afghanistan and Somalia are new entries to this worrisome category since the last hotspots report in January 2022. These six countries all have parts of the population facing the IPC phase 5 [5-point scale of hunger severity] ‘Catastrophe’... with up to 750,000 people facing starvation and death. 400,000 of these are in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.... The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, the Sahel, the Sudan and Syria remain ‘of very high concern,’ with deteriorating critical conditions.”
The report gives country-specific information on the food requirements to save millions of lives.