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Global hunger rose steeply in 2022, report finds

Economic shocks and Ukraine war fuelled rise in acutely food-insecure population

The number of chronically hungry people grew by more than 65 million in 2022, partly as a result of global economic shocks and the war in Ukraine, a report has found.

The Global Report on Food Crises, published on 2 May, warns that more than a quarter of a billion people globally do not have enough to eat, the majority of whom are living in rural areas.

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