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“Hunger pandemic” will be bigger and more serious than covid-19

The executive director of the World Food Program said on Thursday that he was concerned about an eventual “hunger pandemic” caused by the effects of Covid-19, while receiving the Nobel Peace Prize at a distance due to the health crisis.

“Due to many wars, climate change, the widespread use of hunger as a political and military weapon – and a global pandemic that is making everything exponentially worse – 270 million people are heading for hunger,” warned David Beasley.

“Failing to meet your needs will cause a hunger pandemic that will obscure the impact of Covid-19,” he defended, in statements transmitted from the UN agency’s headquarters in Rome.

This article is available in: Português

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