COVID-19 Pandemic Worsening Food Insecurity, Particularly In Already Vulnerable Regions
New York Times: The Other Way Covid Will Kill: Hunger
“…As the global economy absorbs the most punishing reversal of fortunes since the Great Depression, hunger is on the rise. Those confronting potentially life-threatening levels of so-called food insecurity in the developing world are expected to nearly double this year to 265 million, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. Worldwide, the number of children younger than 5 caught in a state of so-called wasting … is likely to grow by nearly seven million this year, or 14 percent, according to a recent paper published in The Lancet, a medical journal. The largest numbers of vulnerable communities are concentrated in South Asia and Africa, especially in countries that are already confronting trouble, from military conflict and extreme poverty to climate-related afflictions like drought, flooding, and soil erosion…” (Goodman et al., 9/11).