670 MILLION PEOPLE FACING HUNGER IN 2030, SAYS UN
July 12, 2022
The 2022 edition of the state of food security and nutrition in the world’s (SOFI) report of the United Nations (UN) has predicted that nearly 670 million people, which represent 8.0 per cent of the world population, would be facing hunger in 2030.
There are also concerns from fresh evidence that the world is moving further away from its goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030 as the situation is similar to 2015 when the goal of ending hunger was launched under the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
The UN report estimated that the number of people affected by hunger globally rose to 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020 and 150 million since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.