The number of people around the world going hungry is on the rise, with more than 820 million people not having enough to eat, according to a new UN report, State of Food Security and Nutrition. The report shows that climate change is one of the main drivers of food insecurity, together with conflict and economic inequality.
The report says that for decades, the number of hungry people had been declining, but the past three years have seen a reversal of this trend, with about one in every nine people in the world now undernourished. At the same time, no region is exempt from the epidemic of overweight and obesity. These latest statistics show that achieving the zero hunger goal by 2030 is becoming more challenging: