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World faces unprecedented global hunger crisis, U.N. chief says

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – There is a “real risk” of multiple famines this year, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday and urged ministers meeting on food security to take practical steps to stabilize food markets and reduce commodity price volatility. “We face an unprecedented global hunger crisis,” Guterres told the meeting in Berlin via video. “The war in Ukraine has compounded problems that have been brewing for years: climate disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic; the deeply unequal recovery.” More than 460,000 people in Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan are in famine co…

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