Nearly 800,000 people across more than 50 developing countries are suffering from hunger, with violent conflicts and instability being named among the main causes. However, the situation has improved somewhat since last year, according to the new Global Hunger Index report.
Some 795 million people are struggling with hunger, with one in nine people worldwide malnourished and nearly 3.1 million child deaths per year, said the Global Hunger Index report, released jointly on Monday by German charitable organization, Welthungerhilfe, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Concern Worldwide.
The Central African Republic and Chad, where people have long suffered from instability and violent conflicts, claimed first places on the list. “Conflict and hunger are closely connected,” says the report.
“More than 80 percent of those affected by armed conflict stay within their countries. They are the ones who suffer most from severe food insecurity,” said Barbel Dieckmann, Welthungerhilfe president. “We need to do more to support these people and to help restore their livelihoods. However, unless we address the root causes of armed conflict, the progress made in reducing hunger will not last.”
Zambia, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Haiti, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Niger and Yemen round out up the list of the 10 countries most affected by hunger in 2015. The conditions there have been labeled as “serious” and “alarming.”
Eritrea, Burundi and Sudan, which caused concerns last year, are not on the list this year since there has been no data provided about malnutrition there across 2015.
Countries such as Angola, Ethiopia and Rwanda have seen a significant drop in hunger levels since the 1990s and 2000s, when the political situation stabilized.
The report also highlighted the fact that “calamitous famines,” which killed more than one million people, have ended.
“Conflict does not necessarily lead to hunger. The age of calamitous famines is over. Today… global hunger is increasingly a result of the decisions we make,” said Alex de Waal, author of the report and executive director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at Tufts University says in a press-release.
Famines not of MY making, droughts not of MY making, all created by man to destroy man to play Elohim! Diseased animals that are not of the Creator’s making, but rather man created, not Elohim created, all for the same reason as Judas, for the sake of greed. People are dying worldwide and healthy animals being destroyed and no one even questions why? It is so the enemies can control your food supply and the cost of it. Starvation in lands that have never known famine, and drought and yet will know famine and drought before the end of this year you shall hear of atrocities done and Elohim they say will be the blame! Yet Elohim has not done anything to curse MY beloved children only bless them.
Judgment on those who made man made famines. Judgment on those who created the diseases, sicknesses and infirmities, judgment on those who polluted the air with diseases, judgment on those who put poison in the food and water.
But know this, this famine is not of MY making. It is the manipulation of those who are full of greed. As they heap the gold and the silver to themselves and plot to kill those that are in need. It started with abortion and then it went to those too sick to defend themselves. This was the genocide that I speak of. There is death in the vaccinations. I have warned again and again. Because this world does not think it needs poor children. I warned you it would go to the elderly. All of it is genocide. All of this is so the rich can be provided for in their own eyes.