Agency. The United Nations says more than 45 million people worldwide are at risk of drought. According to the World Food Program (WFP), 45 million people in 43 countries are at risk of drought.
Declining agricultural production due to increasing drought has led to famine in some countries. The number of people affected by the drought has increased by 3 million this year as compared to last year.
Drought and its worst effects are in Afghanistan, according to the World Food Program. ‘Millions of people are suffering from post-drought famine. Conflict, climate change and the impact of Covid 19 have left large populations of the world vulnerable to starvation, “said David Bisle, director of the WWP.
He says more than 45 million people are starving. He said the situation in Afghanistan was dire because of the famine. The WFP has provided food assistance to 2.3 million people in Afghanistan.
“The prices of food grains and fuels have gone up. The prices of fertilizers used in agricultural production have gone up. It has had a profound effect on countries like Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria, “he said. He said the world would have to pay ७ 7 billion for the global drought.
He said that due to the increase in food insecurity due to drought, child marriage and exclusion of children from school have been seen. According to the WFP, hunger has increased in Ethiopia, Haiti, Somalia, Angola, Kenya and Burundi in recent years.