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Climate change increasing malnutrition in Pacific: UN

The Guardian

The report found that climate extremes “left 94.9 million people having to rely on humanitarian aid to feed themselves,” Oxfam Australia food, climate and humanitarian spokesman Simon Bradshaw said.

“A hot world is a hungry world,” he said. “The cost of failing to act on climate change is being measured in devastating food crises, and more and more people going undernourished.”

Australia’s failure to curb pollution was contributing to increasing global hunger “and inflicting pain and hardship on the world’s most vulnerable communities,” Bradshaw added.

“Resolving conflict and war, tackling the drivers of inequality and poverty, and fighting the causes of climate change are crucial in the global effort to reduce hunger — and Australia has a role to play in each of these areas,” he said.

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