50 million people in 45 countries face the “hell” of famine, UN food Chief says

The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) chief has announced that around 50 million people in 45 countries are facing the “hell” of famine amid a catalog of world crises he described as “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm,” Associated Press reports. WFP Executive Director David Beasley said the world must act immediately to prevent rampant food shortages next year.

Somalia is facing catastrophic deadly famine, UN says

The United Nations Humanitarian Chief announced Monday that Somalia is facing a second catastrophic famine, worse than that of 2011, in which 260,000 people died, DW reports. The causes of the impending catastrophe are manifold, including four years of drought and a decade of disruption wrought by an insurgency led by the Islamic State-affiliated al-Shabab terror group.

Developing countries face hunger due to Russian invasion of Ukraine

Developing countries like Somalia are facing famine as Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports prevents the distribution of grain, Sky News has reported. Ukraine exported sufficient grain to feed 400 million around the world last year, but this supply has been largely stopped since the ongoing Russian invasion.

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