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G7 must act to support efforts to tackle the global hunger crisis-Germany's UN Food Agency

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BERLIN — A group of seven wealthy nations must step up humanitarian assistance to tackle the global hunger crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, according to the German United Nations Food Agency. Officials were reported to have said on Saturday.

The group spent three days in Bavaria, Germany on Sunday against the backdrop of a UN warning that the world is facing an "unprecedented global hunger crisis" due to soaring commodity prices. Start the meeting.

"Hunger is an important issue of peace and security as it can destabilize the country," Martin Flick, director of the German World Food Program, told the national press RND and is now. Food price inflation has exceeded 25% in 36 countries, he said. It was a "timed bomb".

He also needed more help as he reiterated that the World Food Program would probably get less than half of the $ 21.5 billion needed this year.

Food safety is expected to be on the agenda of the G7 meeting after the President launched the Global Alliance for Food Safety in May to tackle hunger.

"This crisis can no longer be resolved by pasting plasters, but there must be a common understanding that the system needs to be modified," Flick said. (Report by Zuzanna Szymanska; edited by Emeria Sithole-Matarise)