A recent UN report said, 258 million people in 58 countries suffered from acute food insecurity in 2022 and are in need of urgent help. This is up from 193 million in 53 countries the previous year. This overall figure has now increased for the fourth year in a row partly due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine. The latter has had an impact on the global trade in fertilizers, wheat, maize and sunflower oil.
  Seven countries faced very high levels of acute hunger last year. More than half are in Somalia. Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Haiti (for the first time in the country's history), Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen also reported extreme circumstances.
  The World Food Program warned the resources to provide food aid are “running dangerously low.” If new funding doesn’t materialize fast, the agency will be forced to make heart-breaking decisions to slash assistance.

 聯合國最新報告指出,去年58個國家大約2.58 億人口面臨嚴重糧食短缺問題,需要緊急協助,高於前一年的53個國家1.93億人。這數字已是連續第四年成長,部分是受到新冠情疫大流行,以及俄羅斯入侵烏克蘭的影響。俄烏戰爭衝擊了化肥、小麥、玉米和葵花子油的全球貿易。