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$51.5 Bn Needed To Help 222 Mn Hungry People In 2023: UN Body

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 222 million hungry people are at the top of the list for the USD 51.5 billion aid campaign for 2023

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Over 222 million hungry people are at the top of the list for the USD 51.5 billion aid campaign for 2023, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

According to the OCHA, the 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO), which was launched by the UN in collaboration with non-governmental organisations and other partners, paints a stark picture of what lies ahead.

‘By the end of 2022, at least 222 million people in 53 countries will face acute food insecurity,” the Office said, adding that 45 million people in 37 countries face starvation.

The organisation also said that the USD 51.5 billion is not only for the hungry.

OCHA said that public health is under threat due to Covid-19, vector-borne diseases, monkeypox and Ebola and cholera outbreaks.

The World Health Organisation renamed monkeypox as mpox earlier this week.

According to UN humanitarians, OCHA and its partners are also facing the challenge of climate change, which is increasing risks and vulnerability and by the end of the century, extreme heat could kill as many people as cancer.

Another obstacle is putting an end to discrimination against women and girls and global gender parity will take four generations, 132 years,” the GHO predicted.

GHO also said that globally, 388 million women and girls are impoverished.

The GHO response plans detail how aid agencies working together on specific types of aid, such as shelter, food, maternal health, child nutrition and protection, can save and support the lives of a total of 230 million people worldwide, according to OCHA.


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