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Cindy McCain says world hunger needs to be better addressed

Earlier this year the United Nations appointed Cindy McCain to be the executive director of the  World Food Programme

Now, she’s pushing for more member nations to help support it.

As an example, she said the U.S. provided billions more dollars to the program last year than China, despite China having the world's second-largest economy.

“In these countries that we're in, one agency cannot do the job. We need partnerships," McCain said.

McCain told CBS’S “Face the Nation” that climate change is also taking a toll on what the program can provide.

The UN’s World Food Program  provided more than 158 million people with food, cash, and vouchers in 2022 and received a record $14 billion in funding. 

Jill Ryan joined KJZZ in 2020 as a morning reporter, and she is currently a field correspondent and Morning Edition producer.