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updated 10:20 AM UTC, Dec 13, 2023

Hunger Is An Outrage In A World Of Plenty – UN Secretary General

Unic Press UK: In a speech delivered in the presence of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said that food is peace, and hunger is an outrage in a world of plenty.  

“And the message is that food is peace. Hunger is an outrage in a world of plenty.  An empty stomach is a gaping hole in the heart of a society. A stunted child’s growth in the mind is progress for her and for everyone,” said Guterres.

Lamenting the degree of hunger, Guttress said that 130 million additional people risk being pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020; and this would escalate an already bad situation where 690 million people do not enough to eat. The secretary general reiterated the importance of helping people to meet their immediate food and nutrition needs, but also enabling people to change their lives.

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