The world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. If recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger would surpass 840 million by 2030.
According to the World Food Programme, 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns. The COVID-19 pandemic could now double that number, putting an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020.
Download Global Report on Food Crises 2020.
Download Zero Hunger: Why it Matters?
“With more than a quarter of a billion people potentially at the brink of starvation, swift action needs to be taken to provide food and humanitarian relief to the most at-risk regions.” https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/
Video: The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a sustainable world – Food prices and the market
UN Expo 2015 (3:00)
In light of the pandemic’s effects on the food and agricultural sector, prompt measures are needed to ensure that food supply chains are kept alive to mitigate the risk of large shocks that have a considerable impact on everybody, especially on the poor and the most vulnerable.
In order to address these risks, the Food and Agriculture Organization urges countries to:
- Meet the immediate food needs of their vulnerable populations,
- Boost social protection programmes,
- Keep global food trade going,
- Keep the domestic supply chain gears moving, and
- Support smallholder farmers’ ability to increase food production. [ https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/ ]
SDG Resources for Educators – Zero Hunger
Why Education is crucial to achieving SDG-2
This website offers early Childhood Care and Education, Primary Education, and Secondary Education sections with links to specific educational materials.
The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Insecurity (May 19, 2020)
You might want to use a search engine to see how food insecurity affects your country. (i.e., https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america ]
Changing Times in Protecting Our Planet
by Sr. Claudine Dumbi, SNDdeN
Download: GWJune2015 (pdf edition, pp. 14-16)