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‘50 per cent of world’s population malnourished’

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• Needy people may hit 200m by 2050

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has said about half of the world’s population is not well fed, while 3.4 billion people suffer hunger, malnutrition and obesity.

Disclosing this virtually, yesterday, the Head, Agriculture Division of ECOWAS Commission, Ernest Aubee, said: “Agro-ecology is the way to ensure food security and sustain the environment.”

IN the meantime, Save the Children International has raised concern over a report by the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent that, following climate disasters, people in humanitarian need could double to over 200 million globally by 2050, and humanitarian funding needs to increase to $20 billion yearly by 2030.

In a statement, yesterday, to mark the World Humanitarian Day, the Acting Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria, Shannon Ward, stressed the need for renewed effort by government and other stakeholders for meaningful exchange on what the climate crisis means to people.

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