The world is rapidly approaching an unprecedented famine crisis. In 2020, 132 million people will go hungry than predicted; this year's increase is more than three times what it is, today. As the pandemic disrupts the food supply chain, damaging the economy and undermining the consumer's purchasing power. Some projections suggest that by the end of the year, with Covid-19, it will lead to more and more and more and more people are dying every day from starvation than from a viral infection.
What makes this situation is unprecedented significant increases in the course of high global food surpluses. This increase happens in all parts of the world, with a level of food safety, and weather forecast for all countries, which had a relative degree of stability.
In the borough of Queens in New York City, the lines were shaking around a project to last for eight hours, and if people have to wait for a cache of supplies, that will be able to take them for a week, while those in California, the teams by using service level agreements (SLA) and fruit rot on the trees, in Washington, DC.
In Uganda, bananas and tomatoes are harvested in the open market, and the prices for them, most of which are never to be sold, not be low enough for people to buyers. Shipments of rice and meat continued in the ports earlier in the year, following a logistics crisis in the Philippines, China, and Nigeria. In South America, the united kingdom, which teeters on the brink of famine.
"We're seeing are the scars of the crisis, many generations," said Mariana Chilton, director of Drexel University's Centre for Hunger-Free Communities. In 2120, we will talk more about this crisis.
Covid-19 has exposed some of the deepest holes in the world. It is also a term for the power, who gets to eat, and those not paying attention to global inequality as the rich have always enjoyed a rapid rate of capital growth. Millions of people are thrown out of work, and I don't have enough money to feed their families, despite the billions in government incentives, which may have contributed to the transmission of global stocks to an all-time high.
In addition to the economic crisis and fear, and disrupted supply chains, it is also a severe problem for food distribution. The sudden shift from the restaurant, in places like the US, and accounts for more than half of the lunch, means that the farmers are dumping prices in the milk and eggs, and about to break. There is no easy way to do it, than to redirect their products at supermarkets, or to people in need.
- Don Cameron of Terranova Ranch in California made about $ 55,000 this year-from bare-bones production. Nearly half of the losses of $ 24,000 were caused by the Short's decision to spend more money on local food banks after its regular customers are dried up. You will have to pay for the work necessary for the collection and loading of the truck. He even had to pay for a few of the crates and pallets to transport supplies. It would be a lot cheaper just to let the crops rot in the fields.
"We know that it is also found in other parts of the country that we have. However, as far as I know, is that the infrastructure has been created for this. There are times, however, when there is food available, and because of that, the logistics of it, it doesn't find a home," said Cameron, who has destroyed about 50,000 tonnes of the crop, as in the neighboring food banks can only take so much carbon.
The first united nations projections show that in the worst case, about one-tenth of the world's population will not have enough to eat this year. The effect of this will be to go beyond the normal appetite because there are still millions of people who will have the opportunity to experience other forms of crime, such as the inability to pay for healthy foods, which in turn can lead to malnutrition and obesity.
The effect will last for a very long time. Even the most optimistic forecasts by the united nations predict that the appetite will be more potent than expected over the next ten years and before the pandemic. By 2030, the number of people suffering from malnutrition will increase to 909 million compared to the pre-specific scenario of about 841 million rubles.
"The current crisis is one of the rarest cases of both physical and economic constraints on access to food," said Arif Hussein, the chief economist at the UN's World Food Programme.
The charity Oxfam International estimates that around 12,000 people a day die from Covid-19-related malnutrition at the end of the year. It might be more than the virus itself. More than 80 percent jump in front of that is suffering from high levels of hunger.
The projections of the increase in malnutrition have severe personal consequences. It could be a weakening of the immune system, limiting mobility, and the impact on the functioning of the brain. Children who suffer from malnutrition at an early age can also see the effect of the rain.
"Even the most moderate form of trying to have a lifelong impact," said Chilton of Hunger, Free of charge, Community Centre, and more. Problems with the work, and the cognitive development of children and young people, can be a hindrance to the life chances of staying in school, getting a job, and the continuation of the vicious cycle of poverty."
The government, the programs, the food, charities, and aid agencies have been mobilized worldwide, but the need is much faster than their hand. The world FOOD program aid to the group, only to have a record-breaking $ 13 billion-a-year supply of food in 83 countries, and at the start of the second half of the year, faced with a $ 4.9 billion deficit meet that goal.
The sharp rise in food prices
Starvation can cause a seismic change in the political landscape. Even during the French Revolution, and the support is forced to the streets, demanding better conditions. The sharp increase in food prices as part of an economic crisis helped fuel the recent protests in Lebanon and protests over food shortages, which began in Chile earlier this year.
Deep-seated differences in a race it is also in line with the disproportionate impact of the famine. In the US, for example, African Americans are two-and-a-half times more likely than their white counterparts to have shallow access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle. Globally, women are 10% more likely to be food than their male counterparts.
"We need to make sure that we are addressing the inequality between man and woman. And if the international community does not do so, we will be able to prevent the worst of the famine crisis," said Henry Raven, executive director of Hunger Relief, and Advocacy team for the health care sector.
United Nations data shows there are many calories around the world to meet the needs of each individual. However, even in the united states, the wealthiest country globally, and nearly 2 percent of the population, and more than 5 million people won't afford a healthy diet that protects against all forms of malnutrition). More than 3 million Americans can't even afford to meet their basic energy needs. In India, 78% of people would not afford a healthy diet with more than 1 billion people. These figures don't even account for the pandemic and its consequences in the long run.
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