Hunger not just tragedy but also disgrace - pope

Hunger not just tragedy but also disgrace - pope”

World Food Day is celebrated in many countries around the world and focuses on seven different thematic areas depending on each year, forests, agriculture, livestock, food loss and waste, natural resources, fisheries, and food systems. It served more than 17 million people in 2019 alone.

Today we face serious challenges, which require global efforts. This event will see participation by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu, FAO Special Ambassadors and heads of the Rome-Based UN agencies, among others.

"The world needs a better way to deal with hunger", said Dr. Charles Owubah, CEO, Action Against Hunger. "When we choose to eat diverse foods, we encourage a variety of foods to be produced".

Moreover, the report warns that the impact of Covid-19 may add between 83 and 132 million people to the total number of undernourished people in the world in 2020 (previously estimated at 696 million).

She said the government has allocated Taka 9,500 crore in agriculture mainly to inspire the farmers to keep continuing their efforts in producing foods so that no scarcity of food is surfaced in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The groups came together in a bid to reverse rising rates of hunger, which is responsible for almost half of all child deaths, and now threatens to claim the lives of 10,000 more children each month due to the secondary impacts of COVID-19. But unique to this year is the coronavirus pandemic, which has created new and extraordinary challenges for the food and nutrition security of our global community.

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Beginning with recommendations for the Government to introduce dedicated programmes in India that focuses exclusively on driving protein awareness and therefore, encourage adequate protein consumption in daily diets of average Indians, while bringing a change in nutrition polices to focus on quality of nutrition alongside the quantity. The body calls to cheer the "food heroes" on this date, who are all the farmers and agriculture workers who have made sure food continues to reach people even in the unprecedented times. Food was the subject of a series of documentaries aired by state broadcaster RAI, while two large supermarket chains launched a food collection drive to help feed the country's poorest. Invest in food security and rural development.

- Only a pinch of the actual requirement given to children in Jamshedpur - 91% mothers from Jamshedpur feel that importance of protein increases with increasing age and 80% feel that children can not digest protein rich food as easily as adults do and 82% believe supplements aren't meant to be given to children.

16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - (via NGO Wire) On World Food Day, Action Against Hunger and 11 other nonprofit leaders issued an urgent letter calling on the United Nations to transform the current global approach to treating acutely malnourished children.

Mentioning that the country has faced cyclone and flood amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister said, "The people of Bangladesh is very courageous and they have the ability to face any situation".

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