Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Global hunger crisis.
UN agencies have warned of increasing global hunger due to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Some 135 million people faced ‘crisis’ levels of hunger in 2019, of which the majority were located in just two regions: 73 million in Africa and 43 million in the Middle East, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). The 2019 figure, already a four-year high, could nearly double to 265 million by end-2020.