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Hunger deaths – An alarming issue in India

by Subhechcha Ganguly

One person is believed to die from hunger every four seconds, according to estimates, according to an open letter that 238 NGOs from 75 nations submitted before the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The organisations voiced their displeasure at the rising rates of hunger as well as their suggestions for taking action. According to estimates, 345 million people worldwide are currently suffering from severe hunger, more than doubling since 2019.

In the letter, it was stated that hunger is once again impending in Somalia despite pledges from world leaders to ensure that it never occurs again in the twenty-first century. In 45 countries throughout the world, 50 million people are in danger of becoming hungry. The letter demanded prompt international action to stop the growing hunger catastrophe on a worldwide scale.

Based on the estimate that 19,700 people perish from famine every single day, or one death every four seconds, the conversion between the number of deaths and seconds was made.The problem has gotten worse as a result of a number of causes, including the COVID-19 pandemic’s aftereffects, the inflation that keeps rising, and of course the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which has driven up the price of food globally even more.

One person is expected to die of hunger every 48 seconds in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, countries that have been devastated by drought, according to a report released a few months ago by Oxfam and Save the Children. The issue has only become worse, with low-income countries like those in Africa and Asia suffering the most. Although the first world countries have so far avoided the crisis, action should be done as soon as it is realised that one is coming.


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