UN / WORLD HUNGER

15-Sep-2017 00:02:36
A new UN report released today said global hunger is on the rise again after steadily declining over a decade and is currently affecting over 815 million people. UNIFEED / FILE
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STORY: UN / WORLD HUNGER
TRT: 02:36
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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15 SEPTEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior
2. Wide shot, spokesperson approaching podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“After years of progress, the report finds that the number of hungry people around the world is on the rise. This signals a reversal of trends and could undermine efforts to reaching zero hunger by 2030.”
4. Wide shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“These worsening figures are directly linked to the increase in conflicts around the world, and to places where there is conflict and floods and droughts. Food insecurity has worsened especially in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, South-Eastern Asia and western Asia.”

FILE – WFP - 21-25 AUGUST 2017, KASAI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

6. Various shots, children being checked for malnutrition at Soeurs De Saint Joseph De Arbes Health Center
7. Wide shot, people lined up for food distribution in Tshikapa
8. Med shot, women lined up for food distribution
9. tilt up, woman carrying child receiving food aid

FILE - UNICEF - 21 JANUARY, 2017, AMMRAN DISTRICT, YEMEN

10. Various shots, girl being held by mother in hospital

FILE - UNICEF - 28 DECEMBER, 2016, SANA’A, YEMEN

11. Med shot, child being treated for illness

FILE - UNICEF - FEBRUARY 2017, HODEIDAH, YEMEN

12. Close up, child being treated for malnutrition

FILE – UNICEF - 6 MARCH 2017, TAIZ, YEMEN

13. Close up, displaced boy eating a biscuit
14. Med shot, displaced girl eating from an iron cup

FILE – UNICEF - 14 MARCH 2017, AWEIL, SOUTH SUDAN


15. Med shot, mother holding malnourished child
16. Close up, malnourished child
17. Various shots, child being checked for malnutrition

FILE - UNSOM - 9 MARCH 2017 MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

18. Various shots, food distribution
19. Med shot, children eating
20. Close up, children’s hands in food

RECENT – WFP - 10 SEPTEMBER 2017, KUTUPALONG CAMP AT UKHIYA, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

21. Med shot, food distribution
22. Med shot, mother feeding child
23. Wide shot, women cooking
24. Med shot, man putting pot on fire
25. Med shot, child hugging pot with food
26. Close up, child eating
STORYLINE
A new UN report released today said global hunger is on the rise again after steadily declining over a decade and is currently affecting over 815 million people.

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said the findings showed that efforts to reaching zero hunger by 2030 could be undermined. He said these worsening figures “are directly linked to the increase in conflicts around the world, and to places where there is conflict and floods and droughts” adding that food insecurity has worsened especially in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, South-Eastern Asia and western Asia.

The report, prepared by the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO), showed an increase in the number of people facing hunger worldwide by some 38 million people. It also found that Some 155 million children aged under five are stunted while 52 million suffer from wasting, meaning their weight is too low for their height.

The heads of the agencies involved in the report said in a statement there is a high risk that famine could occur conflict-affected places, namely northeast Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, as it did for several in parts of South Sudan in early 2017. They added, however, that droughts or floods linked in part to the El Niño weather phenomenon, as well as the global economic slowdown, have also resulted in food security and nutrition deteriorating even in regions that are more peaceful.
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