Coronavirus could cause hunger in more than 80 million people

The world after facing the coronavirus pandemic, it could leave hunger consequences in humanity, as indicated by a report which today was presented in five UN agencies, where they indicate that around between 80 and 130 million people in all the world would starve at the end of the year.

The report, «The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World», has been produced by international organizations, the UN for Food and Agriculture (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), the Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) which seek to alert the world to the consequences that the pandemic, which is facing, would have generated, the which has generated more vulnerability and inequality in world food systems.

In this report, it has been estimated that between 4.9% and 10% could be the collapse of the world gross domestic product, after the economic recession that took place due to the pandemic, which would generate an increase in world hunger, leaving far from reaching the goal of Zero Hunger, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

However, last year 690 million people were reported to have gone hungry, ten million more than in 2018, with Asia as the region with the highest number of malnourished people with 131 million people, followed by Africa with 250 million of people, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Hopefully, this report will support the countries of the world, so that they can deal with these figures and contribute to humanity and fight hunger in humanity, which is generating more victims every day.

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