Monday, November 21, 2016

New Report Reveals Role of Political Stability and Climate Change in Ending Hunger

Business Wire News Service

WASHINGTON  (BUSINESS WIRE)  By 2030, two-thirds of the world’s hungry people will live in states torn apart by civil conflicts, bad governments, and climate change vulnerabilities, according to the 2017 Hunger Report, Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities.
The new report, published by Bread for the World Institute, will be unveiled Monday, Nov. 21 at the National Press Club. Speakers at the event include representatives from the U.S. Department of Treasury, Islamic Relief USA, United States Institute of Peace, and a former refugee from Liberia.
Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities explains how fragility stands in the way of ending hunger and extreme poverty. Progress in recent decades shows that ending hunger is within reach. Fragile states are countries where high rates of hunger and poverty are compounded by civil conflict, poor governance, and vulnerability to climate change.
The report also discusses fragility within the U.S. – including in communities of concentrated poverty. Children growing up in these communities often experience violence, have limited access to quality education, and are especially likely to suffer from the long-term health impacts of poor nutrition and exposure to environmental pollution.
Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities offers recommendations to address the long-term challenges of fragility, including implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Addressing fragility now will prevent future conflicts, save lives, build resilience, and put the world on a path toward ending hunger.

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