Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Empire, Great Hunger Maker

Empire, Great Hunger Maker

With its general distorted tone, the Western media points to Russia as the cause of high prices and inflation in Europe and much of the world in general, and its special military operations in Ukraine not reaching those countries with food and fertilizers. The reason is those who are in need and millions of people go to bed hungry.

World Food Program (FAO) directors say what is most worrying is that 50 million people in 45 countries with severe malnutrition are knocking at the door of famine, and what was a hunger wave is now a tsunami. Is. Inequality imposed by an empire, which is actually causing an escalation of violence, pandemics and the economic effects of climate change.

There is a threat of famine in Ethiopia, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, and alarming levels of food insecurity in Afghanistan and Somalia.

In this context, WFP’s executive director, David Gleizes, warned that the world was facing “a global emergency of unprecedented magnitude”, with 829 million people starving, 345 million on the verge of famine and 70 million They are, after the conflict in Ukraine pushed to the limit of high costs of food, fuel and fertilizers, I emphasize that all kinds of sanctions imposed by the West on Moscow have aggravated the situation.

Thus, the media loyal to the United States – the vast majority – have repeatedly hid the occasions on which Moscow has denounced that the problems in the world food market and the global crisis are exacerbated by sanctions imposed by the West against the country. . Begin your military campaign.

They try to hide that this rain of sanctions prevents or hinders the products of the world’s largest nation from reaching their destinations, while the facilities offered to Ukraine so that they leave their ports, Europe as a whole. reach in, and not in underdeveloped countries. where they were initially destined.

All this anti-Russian material, as well as climate change still abandoned and the inequalities imposed by neoliberal globalization, has caused the starvation death toll to skyrocket and, if nothing continues, it will be even higher. .

other waste

This happens when tons of food, controlled by developed countries and other anti-people elites, goes to waste.

Thus, we learned that the United States, in addition to being at the forefront of deaths from COVID-19 and exploitation in general, is the country that sends the most food into the garbage, about 39 million tons, about 170,000 times its weight. weight of. Statue of Liberty, while 11.8% of North American households suffer from hunger.

UN data warns that around 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year around the world, enough to feed 2 billion people.

And in Latin America the opposite is alarming: While more than 42 million people go hungry, “127 million tons of food is lost or wasted annually in the region,” said Sarah Granados, an adviser to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. . (FAO).

As Oxfam of Quebec (Canada) states on its website, a year after the United Nations warned of a “famine of biblical proportions”, the funds provided in response by wealthy countries barely accounted for 5% of the UN request. reaches.

From Yemen to Afghanistan, from South Sudan to northern Nigeria, guns and violence are pushing millions to the brink of starvation, Oxfam says. It is a reminder that average food prices around the world are at their highest level in the past seven years.

“The richest countries are cutting food aid while millions go hungry; This is a huge political failure”, he asserted. Hunger in the world is not due to lack of food, but because of socioeconomic inequalities, say the most active NGOs in terms of information and awareness on the issue.

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