Many countries have struggled with food insecurity and hunger problems in the past, but recent events like the war in Ukraine have exacerbated these issues.
The numbers so far in 2022 are staggering. The UN estimates 345 million people around the world are facing acute food insecurity. That’s almost the equivalent to the population of the United States.
According to Marie Clarke, Chief of Programs from Women for Women International, those numbers are a 25% increase from January 2022, right before the start of the war in Ukraine.
Marianne Kajokaya and Angelina Ajonye also spoke with CNN.