world Food Day
As the world celebrates World Food Day under the slogan “The future of our food is in our hands” more than 811 million people suffer from hunger and food insecurity.
Celebrating World Food Day
Intending to shed light on the issues of millions of food-insecure people around the world, the world celebrates World Food Day on the sixteenth of October each year, the day designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to celebrate its founding and approved by the Assembly the United Nations General Assembly in 1980 as an international day celebrated every year.
On this day, humanitarian organizations and charities join forces to express the suffering of the poor and needy, especially in war countries that witness severe weakness in food supplies and difficulty in securing or accessing them, in addition to educating communities to take the necessary measures to fight poverty and hunger.
Millions of people around the world suffer from poverty and hunger:
For the second year in a row, this day returns with the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic and the high rate of poverty and hunger due to the economic conditions resulting from the pandemic, as the number of poor and needy people reached 118 million people last year, and according to United Nations estimates, 14% of the food produced annually is lost while 17% of is wasted.
The world is witnessing strange paradoxes regarding access to food. While nearly 2 billion people are obese and overweight, more than 3 billion people have difficulty getting food or do not have access to healthy, nutritious food.
Failed attempts to end hunger
Attempts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition that were expected to succeed by 2030 have become impossible with the emergence of the Coronavirus, high unemployment rates, and the collapse of the economic system in some countries.
The report issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations this year explained that the causes of food insecurity are the conflicts and climatic fluctuations, in addition to the deteriorating economic conditions in many countries.
The Executive Director of the World Food Program, Mr. David Beasley, explained, through his statement the challenges they faced and their impact on global food security, and that their efforts to eradicate hunger were unsuccessful.
Northern Syria, and the repercussions of the Corona epidemic:
In northern Syria, where more than 4 million Syrians live, half of them in camps, under tragic conditions, especially with the spread of the new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the deterioration of the lira, and the sharp rise in prices, all of which led to food security reaching a critical stage that is difficult to control.
According to the World Food Security Program, 12.4 million people in Syria, or 60% of the population, are food insecure as of February 2021.
The average family income also decreased to $68 instead of $87 per month, by 22%, according to the Humanitarian Needs Assessment Program (HNAP), which impedes thousands of people from securing healthy food for their families.
Violet Organization and Food Security Program in Northern Syria:
During the past ten years, Violet Organization has not hesitated to provide emergency and non-emergency food aid to the needy, through its various projects.
The Food Security Program, which is the mainstay of the organization’s work in the field of food aid, works to provide urgent assistance to people and families affected by displacement and continuous bombing, by distributing food baskets for once and periodically. The program also works to support the livelihoods of the community and families by protecting agricultural and livestock production and providing the necessary needs for this, in addition to maintaining infrastructure, supporting projects that secure income for families, providing the necessary vocational training, and providing money-for-work activities to secure job opportunities for families, in addition to providing financial grants such as loans to support small projects,
The number of beneficiaries of the Food Security Program between 2020 and 2021 reached more than 17,000 people in dozens of camps and areas within Idlib and Aleppo governorates.
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