ACTNews, JAKARTA – The support of generous friends for the starving people around the world continues to flow through ACT. From January to July 2021, food package assistance has been distributed to 83,491 people in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indian Kashmir, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Myanmar, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, and Yemen.
“Alhamdulillah, the distribution of food packages has reached our brothers and sisters all over the world. This is part of ACT's efforts to continue to spread benefits not only on a national scale but also on an international scale," said Andi Noor Faradiba from ACT's Global Humanity Response Team, Sunday (7/18/2021).
Faradiba added that currently, the Indonesians are more massively contributing to supporting starving people around the world.
According to the new UN report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. Looking at the middle of the projected range (768 million), around 118 million more people were facing chronic hunger in 2020 than in 2019. Using a different indicator that tracks year-round access to adequate food, nearly 2.37 billion people (or 30% of the global population) lacked access to adequate food in 2020 – a rise of 320 million in just one year.
COVID-19 is estimated to have dramatically increased the number of people facing acute food insecurity in 2020-2021. WFP estimates that 272 million people are already or are at risk of becoming acutely food-insecure in the countries where it operates. Acute food insecurity is defined as when a person’s life or livelihood is in immediate danger because of a lack of food.