Hunger in the world continues to be one of the greatest problems to be solved, especially in those regions where the number of malnourished continues in crescendo.
We live in a complex world and, above all, in a complicated moment of life as a result of the arrival of the pandemic, revealing several of the problems that arise in various countries.
Among many other things, the health emergency revealed a large number of shortcomings in those countries that, historically, suffer from severe economic problems.
Starting from this premise, one of the biggest problems that even continues to grow is that of hunger and, with it, poverty.
In Mexico alone, according to Coneval data, in Mexico, between 2018 and 2020, the population in poverty increased by 7.3 percent, going from 51.9 to 55.7 million inhabitants, while the population in poverty of extreme poverty generated an increase of 24.1 percent, from 8.7 to 10.8 million.
On the other hand, in that period, Mexico registered 3.8 million poor people and 2.1 million people living in extreme poverty.
In this way, one of the biggest problems to be solved for the future is the hunger and malnutrition that exists in different regions of the world.
Now, data from report food security and nutrition in the worldreveal that the increase in food prices due to the war in Ukraine has caused a significant stagnation in the fight against hunger.
In the words of David Beasley, Director of the World Food Program, it reveals that we are experiencing “global destabilization, hunger and mass migration on an unprecedented scale”, a fact that urges world leaders to act to avoid a catastrophe.
Now, we must emphasize that, last year, there was an increase in the number of people with malnutrition for the sixth consecutive year.
Notably, hunger was most widespread in Africa, where it affects 20 percent of the population, while 9 percent of people in Asia are also affected.