The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) continued shedding light on the threat of the outage of food and its potential impact on half a million people in Nigeria’s northeast due to lack of funding.
In a statement, WFP said: ” The cuts would come just as severe hunger reaches a five-year high in the country in the wake of years of conflict and insecurity.
“Current food security analysis shows that 4.4 million people in northeast Nigeria do not know where their next meal is coming from while over 1 million children are malnourished,” the statement added.
According to the UN, the awful pandemic has left an additional 140 million people unable to access the food they need. At the same time, the way the world produce, consume, and waste food is taking a heavy toll on our planet.
Last week, the UN advised the international community and world entities to change and adjust how they consume food, and make healthier choices — for themselves, and their planet.
It also urged them to take transformative action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals through food systems that deliver better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life for every person.