New Delhi, 9th July, 2021
The crisis of famine is deepening in the world and the death toll is increasing due to lack of food.
Oxfam, an organization working to remove poverty, claims that every 1 minute in the world, 11 people die of hunger.
The organization said in its report that the number of people who died of hunger is more than that of Corona. Seven people die every minute in the world due to corona, while 11 people die every minute due to hunger. These figures are disturbing but we must not forget that. These figures are due to people who are going through unimaginable misery.
According to the report, 150 million people in the world are facing a food insecurity crisis, which is 20 million more than last year. Two-thirds of these people are starving due to the ongoing military conflict in their countries. More than 5.20 lakh people are on the verge of starvation due to economic impact, military conflict and climate change.
Meanwhile, worldwide military spending has risen to ₹51 billion amid the coronavirus pandemic, six times the amount the United Nations needs to end hunger.
The list of countries affected by the report includes Afghanistan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
According to Oxfam, hunger is being used as a weapon of war. Military conflicts are erupting in all countries affected by hunger. Markets are being bombed and agriculture is being destroyed. These conflicts need to stop.