FAO and World food program-Hunger is expected to rise in the next 3 months

Hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months with the highest alerts for “catastrophic” situations in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria, two U.N agencies warned. The Food and Agriculture Organization warns Hunger Hotspots

According to a new report of FAO and World food program Hunger Hotspots Hunger is expected to rise in the next 3 months with a catastrophic situation in Ethiopia embattled with Tigray, Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan, and Northern Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.

Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to “let there be bread”. It was founded in 1945. It completed 75 years of service to humanity on 16th Oct 2020.

The FAO is headquartered in Rome, Italy. Composed of 197 member states, the FAO is governed by a biennial conference representing each member country and the European Union, which elects a 49-member executive council.

World Food Summits are convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The first food summit, the “World Food Conference”, took place in Rome in 1974.The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is a 1951 multilateral treaty overseen by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

The World Food Programme

The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization focused on hunger and food security. WFP is headquartered in Rome, Italy. It is governed by an Executive Board, which consists of 36 member states.

It is headed by an Executive Director, who is appointed jointly by the UN Secretary-General and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The Executive Director is appointed for fixed five-year terms.

The WFP operations are funded by voluntary donations from world governments, corporations and private donorsWFP food aid is also directed to fight micronutrient deficiencies, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat diseases, including HIV and AIDS.

Objectives of the World Food Programme: Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies. Support food security and nutrition and (re)build livelihoods in fragile settings and following emergencies. Reduce risk and enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food and nutrition needs. Reduce under-nutrition and break the inter-generational cycle of hunger. Zero Hunger in 2030.

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