Over 113 mn people in 53 countries experienced acute hunger in 2018

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Over 113 mn people in 53 countries experienced acute hunger in 2018
05 April 2019 Current Affairs:

According to a new joint UN and European Union (EU) report, More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger last year, with conflict, climate-related disasters and economic turbulence mainly driving the food insecurity crisis.
‘Global Report on Food Crises 2019’ prepared by 15 leading global and regional organizations was led by UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
It was released by Food Security Information Network (FSIN).
According to the report, nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger come from just eight countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
About FAO:
♦ FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization
♦ It is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
♦ Headquarters: Rome, Italy
♦ Founded: 16 October 1945
♦ Goal of FAO: To achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

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