Backsliding Progress on Global Hunger

Despite a global pledge to banish hunger by 2030, the scourge has been steadily rising since 2014 after decades of progress, warns the WHO’s latest food security report.
Nearly 690 million people went hungry in 2019—10 million more than 2018.
And the pandemic could mean 130 million more people suffer chronic hunger by the end of 2020.
It’s a quality and quantity problem—at least 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet.
The way forward requires upending of the global food system to make high-quality nutrition more accessible—but it will pay for itself by offsetting trillions of dollars in health costs, according to the report.


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