UN Chief Urges Immediate Action on World Food Day 2023 as Global Food Crisis Deepens

World Food Day 2023 comes during a global food crisis, with the world moving backwards on ending hunger and malnutrition.

Some 780 million people around the world are going hungry; almost fifty million children are at risk of death from severe wasting.

Yet funding for this year’s global humanitarian appeal stands at just 32 percent. In our world of plenty, it is outrageous that a person dies of hunger every few seconds, while the World Food Programme has been forced to cut its essential aid programmes.


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