September 16, 2019
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 In Food Instability and Political Crises

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Delegate Name: Ty Keesler

In current times the growing problem of food instability becomes more urgent to address, as well as the political crisis. With the recent Covid-19 outbreak it has affected every country severely and has worsened the situation even further much faster than anyone could have predicted. With current inflation, the price for food has gone up about 11.2% since September 2021, contributing to about 30% of the world’s population being moderately to severely hungry. There is also the danger of climate change making some environments change to where they can’t hold the same output of crops as they used to be able to. Since the industrial revolution in the mid-1700s gas in the atmosphere has increased about 45%, this amount of an increase has disrupted the balance of CO2 between the environment and the atmosphere. Soon enough with enough gas imbalance and temperature change crops and plants won’t be able to grow and flourish. Without quick action all of these things will worsen to a point of no return.

The DR Congo has one of the worst food situations in the world with 26 million people being acutely food insecure, and 3.4 million malnourished children in the country. There is also the recent major food crisis in the country in May of 2021, with an Ebola outbreak within the country making the current situation even worse. The country and the WFP have been working on different programs to get to more remote areas by plane to deliver food, and having programs in schools to help feed more children.

The DR Congo would hope to resolve the issue with help from more developed countries such as France, USA, England, and others willing to help.This would include the creation or increased support of programs to give food or assistance to be more self dependent to grow crops. Money would come from NGOs, and other donors and go to countries in need and have major food shortage issues. DR Congo does not want to interfere with countries sovereignty and wishes for the participation of giving and taking from pregrams to be up to individual countries. The DR Congo would like to ally with countries such as: France, USA, Italy, Japan, and others willing to help.

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