UN: 45 million are at risk of famine



According to estimates by the United Nations, 45 million people around the world are currently at risk of famine.

Rome – According to United Nations estimates, 45 million people around the world are currently at risk of famine. Compared to a forecast at the beginning of the year, this is about three million more, as the UN World Food Program (WFP) announced in Rome on Monday. The corona pandemic and its consequences alone are responsible for the plight of 15 million people.

WFP boss David Beasley appealed to wealthy private individuals to help with one-time donations. Beasley calculated that seven billion US dollars (a good six billion euros) would be enough to provide all 45 million people with a daily meal for a year. “$ 7 billion to help 45 million people who will literally die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated. ” (dpa)


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