For us who live in the rich and always satiated West, hunger is at best a passing sensation. However, there is another hunger, completely unknown to us, the black and desperate hunger of those who cannot and do not know how to satisfy it.
“Fame” is a reportage from places in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia where there are still people who do not know what they will eat the next day. Like Veronique who says: “I suffered the worst hunger last year, when in three days I only ate a bowl of millet. I was alone and there was not a blade of grass to cook “.
Even today, no plague is so lethal, considering that 800 million people suffer from it and that more than 5 million children die of hunger every year. “Thinking that hunger has been eradicated is an optical illusion – says Isabella Garino, Cesvi regional manager for Kenya and Somalia – Hunger exists, hunger is long – that is, not linked only to major emergencies – and it is still the life partner of too many people today ”.
The “Zero Hunger by 2030” goal set by the United Nations is also at risk. “If we don’t double our efforts, we might not make it,” notes Maurizio Martina Deputy Director General of FAO. The FAO also estimates that 13 million people could be pushed into food insecurity by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and that this very conflict is causing a surge in the prices of basic food items. At risk is the food security of the poorest countries that depend on imports of agricultural commodities.
“Fame” is a live reportage, produced in collaboration with CESVI, FAO, WFP and ACTION AGAINST FAME.On Sunday 8 May the Special TG1 “FAME” by journalist Amedeo Ricucci broadcasted at 11.40 pm in Kenya with Cesvi.
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