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Pope to FAO: the tragedy of hunger is caused by the lack of compassion

Pope Francis met with the participants of the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture. He reminded them that the objective “Zero Hunger” is still a great challenge in the world.

To combat the lack of food and access to drinkable water, the pope proposed addressing the causes that make them happen.

The origin of this tragedy lies above all in a failure of compassion, the lack of interest on the part of many and a scant social and political will to honor international obligations.

In addition, he talked about the consequences of this tragedy. One of them being migration.

The increased numbers of refugees throughout the world in recent years- and the latest United Nations report is striking- has shown us that one country’s problem is a problem of the entire human family.

Pope Francis proposed promoting agricultural development by investing in technologies and creating innovative and supportive policies for development.

He also encouraged governments, companies and universities to collaborate with organizations such as FAO to face this drama.