About one-fifth of Africans go hungry and almost all of them are malnourished ("Hunger in Africa").
44 million more people have gone hungry in Central and Western African mainly due to armed conflict ("Hunger in Africa").
This leads to a staggering amount of starvation deaths in Africa.
The Biafran Famine was the first time the issue of starving people in Africa was brought to the attention of Western media. It was the result of a military genocide in which starvation was used as a weapon (Oxfam Novib et al.).
Droughts are also a historical cause for hunger and starvation in Africa. Events such as the Sahel Drought and the El Nino Drought caused the starvation of a million people and food insecurity for more than 50 million people, respectively (“Hunger in Africa”).
Proposed by George McGovern, director of the Food for Peace Programme, the World Food Programme has been the main organization tackling world hunger. With advancements in technology, transportation, and food preservation and a much larger budget, the WFP has sent millions of tons of food to Africa and other countries (WFP).
Recent challenges have come in the way of ending hunger in Africa, mainly, Covid-19. Many organizations and operations were shut down and hunger in Africa spiked.
1- Success would be considered zero hunger in Africa
2- Through the 2030 Development Agenda, the WFP plans to end world hunger by 2030.
3- However, at the current pace, hunger in Africa may actually increase rather than be eliminated (WFP)
Millions of African people go hungry and suffer from malnourishment
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