World hunger rises for third year in a row, UN warns

World hunger rises for third year in a row, UN warns

Global goal of ending hunger by 2030 is compromised.At the same time 672 million adults are obese

Hunger increased worldwide for third consecutive yearREUTERS / Thomas Mukoya / 15.03.2018Famine has risen worldwide for the third year in a row, sparked by conflict and climate change, the UN warned on Tuesday, jeopardizing the global goal of ending hunger by 2030. .Hunger appears to be rising in almost all of Africa and South America, with 821 million people - one in nine - starving in 2017, according to the 2018 State Report on Food Security and Nutrition in the World.At the same time, 672 million adults - more than one in eight - are obese, up from 600 million in 2014."Without further efforts, there is a risk of not meeting the MDG target of eradicating hunger by 2030," said the report, referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted by member countries in 2015.See tooFight against hunger in Brazil has stagnated, says UN22 million children live in poverty and starve in BrazilThis was the third consecutive year in which world hunger levels rose after a decade o...


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