Hunger, natural causes set to worsen countries worldwide

(MENAFN) A report published on Monday states that hunger is expected to worsen in 18 "hotspots" all over the globe, counting in Sudan, where war has caused millions at threat of starving,

The statement by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) mentioned that critical food uncertainty endangers 22 nations.

Sudan, Burkina Faso, Haiti as well as Mali have been raised to the peakiest alert rate, joining Afghanistan, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan in addition to Yemen, it added.

WFP Executive Director Cindy McCain stated that "not only are more people in more places around the world going hungry, but the severity of the hunger they face is worse than ever.”

The statement also included the added threat formed by a likely El Nino – a naturally happening climatic phenomenon that has a heating impact on ocean surface temperatures in the central as well as east Pacific -- which also elevates worries of climate immoderations in vulnerable countries.



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