UN: Hunger is increasing in the Arab world

Most countries in the Arab world do not have enough food for a third of the population.

UN: Hunger is increasing in the Arab world
The Arab world do not have enough food for a third of the population. 

According to the United Nations, most countries in the Arab world do not have enough food for a third of the population. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has prepared a report on the dire situation of hunger in Arab countries. According to the UN report, one-third of the Arab world with a population of 420 million, or 140 million people, does not have enough food to eat. Last year, 69 million people were suffering from malnutrition. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the number of malnourished people in the Arab world increased from 48 million to 69 million between 2019 and 2020. According to the FAO, hunger in the Arab world has increased by more than 91 percent over the past two decades. On the other hand, obesity has increased in the young population of rich Arab countries. According to the report, the obesity rate among the younger generation of wealthy Arab countries has almost doubled from the global average of 13.1 percent.

Rise in Malnutrition The FAO says that there are 141 million people in the Arab world who did not have enough food in 2020. There has been an increase of one crore in the number of people without access to adequate food in 2020 compared to 2019. According to the report, even during the Corona epidemic, the condition of the poor in the Arab world went from bad to worse and this infectious epidemic left a deep impression on the people suffering from poverty. During this also the outbreak seems to be intensifying. The FAO said, "in conflict-affected and non-conflict countries, levels of undernutrition have increased across all income levels." The FAO report also focused on Yemen and Somalia. The report described those countries as severely affected by hunger and poverty. As a result of the war, 60 percent of Somalia's population is starving, while 45 percent of Yemen's population is living in poverty and extreme hunger.