But why is the world hungrier than ever? The tremorous hunger crisis and food insecurity have been caused by four factors these are as follows;
Conflict: Conflict is still the biggest driver of hunger, with 60 percent of the world’s hungry living in areas affected by war and violence. Events unfolding in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and South Sudan are further proof of how conflict feeds hunger, forcing people out of their homes and wiping out their sources of income.
Climate Change. climate shock and climate change destroy lives property crops, and livelihood and limit people’s ability to feed themselves.
The economic after-effects of the covid-19 pandemic are driving hunger to unprecedented levels.
Cost: inflation and the high cost of living have greatly influenced the pieces of Food items. Also, Poverty unemployment/underemployment, and limited access to enough healthy food are contributing factors to the food crisis and food insecurity around the globe.
What are the effects of food insecurity?
Food insecurity can have a wide impact, depending on each individual’s circumstances. Some of the most common, yet complex, effects of food insecurity include:
•Serious health complications, especially when people facing hunger are forced to choose between spending money on food and medicine or medical care
•Damage to a child’s ability to learn and grow
•Difficult decisions such as choosing between paying for food and heat, electricity, rent, and transportation