Rome - The number of people suffering from threatening food shortages and starvation was 113 million last year. That emerges from published today by several UN organizations and the European Union.
According to this, the situation was worst in the countries of Yemen, Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Sudan and South Sudan as well as in northern Nigeria. The number of those affected had decreased slightly compared to the 124 million in 2017, but "still much too high," said the head of the World Food Organization, José Graziano da Silva.
In order to really end hunger, one must fight the causes, added the head of the World Food Program, David Beasley, who was also involved in the report. These are conflicts, instability, the effects of climate shocks.
According to figures on malnutrition presented by UN organizations in September, around 821 million people - around one in nine people on earth - did not get enough to eat in 2017 .