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It has been estimated by the UN that 735 million people were in a “state of chronic hunger” last year. This is an unprecedented crisis, and CNN even admitted this year that we are experiencing the worst food crisis in modern history.
Unfortunately, due to lack of coverage on mainstream media outlets, many Americans are unaware of the immense suffering currently occuring around the globe as a result of this crisis. The Western world has felt some effects from this global food emergency in the form of higher grocery store prices.
While these prices can be inconvenient for us here at home, those who live without consistent access to food face a much more dire situation.
Every day, children starve to death while no one is paying attention. It is essential that we all become aware of this heartbreaking reality and do what we can to help those affected by it.
By 2022, approximately 735 million people – or 9.2% of the world’s population – found themselves in a state of chronic hunger – a staggering rise compared to 2019. This data underscores the severity of the situation, revealing a growing crisis.
In addition, an estimated 2.4 billion people faced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2022. This classification signifies their lack of access to sufficient nourishment. This number escalated by an alarming 391 million people compared to 2019.
The persistent surge in hunger and food insecurity, fueled by a complex interplay of factors, demands immediate attention and coordinated global efforts to alleviate this critical humanitarian challenge.
We have never seen numbers like this before.
And the final numbers for 2023 will inevitably be even higher, because crops are failing all over the planet.
For example, this has been a catastrophic year for rice crops in India…
Satish Kumar sits in front of his submerged rice paddy in India’s Haryana state, looking despairingly at his ruined crops.
“I’ve suffered a tremendous loss,” said the third generation farmer, who relies solely on growing the grain to feed his young family. “I will not be able to grow anything until November.”
The newly planted saplings have been underwater…