On World Hunger Day, there are renewed calls for Christians around the globe to work towards breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty, reports Premier.
The UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director, David Beasley, says that as well as dealing with the covid 19 pandemic, the world is also on the brink of a hunger pandemic. As well as Coronavirus, he says factors such as climate change and economic turbulence are affecting millions of people on the cusp of food insecurity because of price hikes or breaks in the food supply chain.
According to The Hunger Project, 690 million people worldwide are living in chronic hunger, while 130 million more may be pushed into chronic hunger by the covid-19 pandemic. The charity also says that 60 per cent of the world’s hungry are women. It is calling for the world to come together with a shared goal of realising healthy, fulfilling lives of self-reliance and dignity for all people.