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Biden pledges $10 billion to fight global hunger By Reuters


© Reuters. U.S. president Joe Biden addressed the 76th U.N. General Assembly session in New York City on September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that the United States would commit $10 billion toward ending hunger in his country and around the world.

Biden claimed that almost one-third of the world’s population did not have sufficient food access last year. He also stated in his address to the annual meeting of global leaders that the United States would commit $10 billion to help combat malnutrition.

Biden announced that $10 billion has been pledged by the United States to eliminate hunger and support food system development at home and overseas.

Biden did not give details about the program. The United Nations will host a Food Systems Summit on Thursday. It promises that the summit “triggers the transformation of the food system” through a number of pledges.

The UN World Food Programme reported in July that acute food security rose 74% due to climate change and the pandemic coronavirus.

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