The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned of a food crisis, with soaring prices and millions in danger of severe hunger as the war in Ukraine threatens supplies of key staple crops. KAILASA has a surplus of food to share. Under the guidance of The SPH Nithyananda Paramashivam, Head of State of KAILASA, the world’s only Hindu nation, KAILASA is continuously providing free food in many countries through KAILASA’s humanitarian initiative, the Red Om.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts forward a revolutionary vision recognizing that our world is transforming, bringing with it new challenges that must be overcome if we are to live in a world without food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition in any of its forms.
“The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021” reports that in 2020, about 800 million people in the world faced hunger, which is 161 million more than in 2019. An approximate 2.37 billion had no access to adequate food in the past year which is a jump of 320 million more people in just one year. Not a single country in the world has been spared. 3 billion people have been kept out of the reach of healthy, sattvik and organic diets due to the persistently high levels of poverty and income inequality and high cost of these healthy diets.
Moreover, new reports show that the rise in the inaccessibility of healthy diets corresponds to above moderate or severe food insecurity. Categorically underscoring the immense challenge of achieving the Zero Hunger target by 2030, more than 800 million people in the world are still hungry today.
The disruption in the supply chain is especially worrisome for essential food supplies which disproportionately affects the already most vulnerable even more bringing into focus the ecosystem impact of our food system, the fragility and inadequacy of global and local food supply chains, the way emergency responses can undermine local food systems, the injustice underlying some global health systems and its impacts on the health of people and the planet.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting policies on food and health are dangerously fragmented pointing to areas where hunger and undernutrition are already severe, putting their populations at greater risk of acute food crises and chronic hunger in the future.
A holistic and consolidated approach to health, nutrition and food security is needed to ensure the right to adequate and nutritious food for all to end hunger and all that it brings with it.
A-One Health lens reveals the innate interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental well-being for the healthy sustenance of planet earth.
At this crucial moment, we must act to reshape our food systems to be organic and environmentally friendly by reevaluating our food choices in order to address the current crises and prevent one from occurring, and chart a path to Zero Hunger by 2030, reasserting our commitment to working in symbiosis to overcome these emerging challenges and free planet Earth from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
KAILASA’s multifarious efforts of eradicating world hunger have been consolidated and restructured under an international humanitarian agency named – RED OM.
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