Live News Updates: India expresses concern over global food insecurity, underlines need of collective work - The Economic Times

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan expressed his concern over global food insecurity while addressing the high-level Ministerial meeting on 'Global Food Security-Call to Action' in New York.The 'Global Food Security-Call to Action' was chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New York.The Union Minister said that the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing conflict between Russia-Ukraine have impacted the developing countries, with spiralling energy and commodity prices and disruptions in global logistical supply chains.During his speech, Muraleedharan pointed out the Global Report on Food Crises and said that according to the 2022 report, 139 million people had suffered across the world from conflict-induced acute food insecurity, up by around 30 per cent reported previously. He further stated that this situation is a severe issue and it can't be neglected.

via Economictimes

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