Why didn’t you care about Africa’s hunger crisis? | Hunger

Why does the world solely care about meals insecurity when it impacts international locations outdoors Africa, asks researcher Nkululeko Majozi.

The meals crises internationally triggered by the Ukraine battle have out of the blue put the problem of meals safety on the high of the worldwide agenda. However in Africa, starvation shouldn’t be an rising challenge – it has at all times been part of our lives. So why is the world solely taking discover now?

Due to the worldwide distribution of energy, we stay in a world the place sure humanitarian points are solely seen as urgent issues after they begin affecting the World North. And because the starting of the Ukraine battle, meals insecurity began being a difficulty not just for Africa but additionally for elements of the World North.

Researcher Nkululeko Majozi says it’s excessive time that the world realises meals insecurity has at all times been and nonetheless is a world risk.

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