Speaking at the session of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on conflicts and food security, Beasley pointed out that the human-induced crisis is approaching the brink of the abyss once again and that 270 million people worldwide are facing a hunger crisis.
Beasley stated that 19.6 million people may face the biggest hunger crisis in the world this year, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and that food security in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, South Sudan and the Sahel region is also deteriorating.
Beasley pointed out that 34 million people in more than 30 countries are on the brink of famine, highlighting that mothers are forced to feed their children with dead animal skin and mud in the west of the Pibor region in South Sudan.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, “If you starve people, you feed conflict. Conflicts cause hunger and famine, and famine and famine cause conflicts.” said.
Guterres warned that if action is not taken immediately, millions of people will be driven to the brink of starvation and death, and called for $ 5.5 billion in aid to prevent famine and deaths.
“There should be no room for famine and starvation in the 21st century,” Guterres said. he spoke.