The World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in a joint report, warned of the aggravation of the food crisis on a large scale and its threat to stability in dozens of countries.
The report notes that conflicts, extreme weather, and economic shocks, as well as the effects of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, are pushing millions of people around the world into poverty and hunger.
The two organizations' new report talks about hunger hotspots and calls for urgent humanitarian action in 20 hunger hotspots; severe hunger is expected to worsen from June to September 2022, saving lives and livelihoods and preventing famine.
The report warns that the Russian military operation in Ukraine has exacerbated the already steady rise in food and energy prices around the world; including affecting economic stability in all regions.
The authors of the report expected the effects to be particularly severe in regions where economic instability and high prices are associated with reduced food production due to climatic shocks such as frequent droughts or floods.