We all must recognize our role in creating a better, more resilient food system for all.
In less than four months, Russia has inflicted damage to all aspects of Ukraine's agricultural infrastructure, including farms, roads, railroads, bridges, warehouses, silos, and ports. Ukraine has some of the most fertile land in Europe, was once called the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, and since the USSR's collapse, has been a top global exporter of wheat, maize, and sunflower oil.
A number of senators intervened in the White House's plan to replace David Beasley as the head of the World Food Program.
African Union officials met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on food exports as the U.S. cautioned against buying stolen Ukrainian grain.
Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia of playing "hunger games with the world."
Ukraine's president said the Russian invasion of Ukraine will squeeze world food supplies and cause famine in countries that depend on its grain.
The story of Musk offering $6 billion to the U.N. World Food Programme to help feed 42 million starving people has suddenly reemerged on social media.
"The world right now is more focused on Russian aggressions in Ukraine than on Taliban brutalities in Afghanistan," the Wilson Center told Newsweek.
They are hoping to donate $5 billion due to the acute hunger that half of the country, including up to a million children facing malnutrition, is experiencing.
OCHA officials believe there will be a 17 percent increase of people in 2022 who need immediate humanitarian aid.
Tesla CEO is worth an estimated $288.8 billion—$36.2 billion of which he gained last week following a deal with Hertz.
"If WFP can describe...exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it," the billionaire said on Twitter this Sunday.
The United States has the capacity, the know-how and the obligation to not just feed the world, but to change the way the world feeds itself so that we can eradicate hunger for the next generation.
About 10 percent of people globally are likely undernourished and hunger eclipsed population growth in 2020, according to a report by five U.N. agencies.
"If the world wants to see less humanitarian suffering, you have to deal with the causes of that suffering," Mark Lowcock said.
The United States is no longer funding a popular Obama-era program that helped feed the world's poorest people.
The U.N. report estimated some 80,000 children 5 and under are at risk of dying as a result of the country's food crisis.
Every day, roughly one in nine people around the world do not know where their next meal is coming from.
For developing nations, more people can exacerbate current problems.