2015•11•17 Germany IISD Reporting Services
The UN University (UNU) has launched a report addressing the consequences of extreme natural events in 171 countries, and the connection between food security and disaster risk. Upon the report’s launch, Peter Mucke, Managing Director of the WorldRiskReport 2015, said crises and disasters cause hunger, the “catastrophic effects of natural hazards” can be decreased by ensuring that people are fed, and hungry people are more vulnerable to disasters, wars and conflicts.
Mucke also underscored that the internationally agreed objective of zero hunger by 2030 can be achieved, but that unequal distribution of agricultural products along with food waste and losses have contributed to the current hunger situation.
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