Climate Variability Is "Key Driver" Of World Hunger: UN

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to the United Nations’ annual “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report released September 11.

Climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes such as droughts and floods, are among the key drivers behind the rise in hunger, together with conflict and economic slowdowns, the report says.