WFP / HUNGER CLIMATE CRISES

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The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fuelled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned ahead of World Food Day. WFP

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STORY: WFP / HUNGER CLIMATE CRISES
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15 MAY 2021, TARIM, YEMEN

1. Various shots, buildings damaged by heavy rain and floods

28 JULY 2021, TARIM, YEMEN

2. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Abdullah Yaslim:
“When the walls of the house started to crack we decided we had to leave. I ran to the roof and jumped out of the house, then, the wall of the house collapsed. Five minutes later, we heard the screams of children, and we rescued them. The children were ok, but their parents... after the water level dropped, people were able to pull their bodies.”
3. Various shots, Abdullah Yaslim, 22 years old, clearing rubble as part of a WFP project that employs 200 flood-affected men and women

15 MAY 2021, TARIM, YEMEN

4. Wide shot, man who lost his home during the floods, collecting WFP food ration
5. Wide shot, man who lost his home during the floods, loading WFP food ration onto motorcycle
11 SEPTEMBER 2021, MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN

6. Wide shot, drought-affected mountains
7. Close up, drought scorched land
8. Wide shot, children collecting water from a dry riverbed
9. Wide shots, children carrying water home on donkeys

06 OCTOBER 2021, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

10. Various shots, WFP food distribution

11 OCTOBER 2021, ROME, ITALY

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Gernot Laganda, Head of Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programs, World Food Program (WFP):
“The climate crisis is a risk multiplier for conflicts. This happens in two ways; on the one hand we have scarcity of climate sensitive natural resources, like water or fertile soil. On the other hand, we have more people displaced by climate extremes, and these people then come in contact with other groups that are already stressed themselves. In 2020, we had 30 million people displaced within their own borders by climate extremes, and in 2050 we expect that this number will increase to 216 million, which is about seven times as many.”

23 SEPTEMBER 2021, AWEIL STATE, SOUTH SUDAN

12. Various shots, people walking through flood waters

MAY 2021, JONGLEI STATE, SOUTH SUDAN

13. Various shots, WFP food distribution to flood affected families

STORYLINE:

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fuelled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned ahead of World Food Day.

A WFP analysis showed that a 2°C rise in average global temperature from pre-industrial levels will see a staggering 189 million additional people in the grips of hunger. Vulnerable communities, a vast majority of whom rely on agriculture, fishing, and livestock and, who contribute the least to the climate crisis, will continue to bear the brunt of the impacts with limited means to cushion the blow.

WFP said tens of thousands of lives are at risk in southern Madagascar, one of the potentially many places in the world currently where famine-like conditions have been driven by climate change. Consecutive droughts have pushed nearly 1.1 million people into severe hunger. Nearly 14,000 of them are in famine-like conditions and this number is expected to double by the end of the year. Up to 63 percent of people in the south of the country are subsistence farmers who have seen their livelihoods collapse, and their only source of food dry up, due to drought.

WFP said, when coupled with conflict, the climate crisis exacerbates existing vulnerabilities, magnifying the damage, destruction and despair. Extreme climate events in conflict-affected areas destroy the already meagre resources at the disposal of families and even hamper humanitarian efforts reaching communities. In Afghanistan, severe drought tied to conflict and economic hardship has left a third of the population reeling with hunger according to WFP.

Gernot Laganda, Head of WFP’s Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programs, said, “The climate crisis is a risk multiplier for conflicts. This happens in two ways; on the one hand we have scarcity of climate sensitive natural resources, like water or fertile soil. On the other hand, we have more people displaced by climate extremes, and these people then come in contact with other groups that are already stressed themselves. In 2020, we had 30 million people displaced within their own borders by climate extremes, and in 2050 we expect that this number will increase to 216 million, which is about seven times as many.”

WFP said it is helping communities adapt to the changing climate that threatens their ability to grow food, secure incomes and withstand shocks. It has supported 39 governments, helping them realize their national climate ambitions.

In 2020, WFP implemented climate risk management solutions in 28 countries, benefiting more than six million people so that they are better prepared for climate shocks and stresses and can recover faster. WFP has mobilized nearly 300 million USD for climate action in the past decade.

In Bangladesh, WFP supported communities affected by heavy monsoons and flooding with cash assistance ahead of disasters so that they are able to buy food and medicine, protect critical assets, and transport livestock and families to safe places. By using early warning data to trigger action, WFP said it empowered households to prepare for flood impacts and prevent losses and damages, reducing the cost of the emergency response by over half.

Working with its partners, WFP has protected 1.5 million people in Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, and the Gambia from catastrophic drought events with climate risk insurance, through the African Risk Capacity Replica Initiative.
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