WFP Executive Director Warns 2021 Will Be Worse Than 2020 For Food Security, Funding
AP: Nobel U.N. food agency warns 2021 will be worse than 2020
“The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars ‘we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.’ David Beasley said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Norwegian Nobel Committee was looking at the work the agency does every day in conflicts, disasters, and refugee camps, often putting staffers’ lives at risk to feed millions of hungry people — but also to send ‘a message to the world that it’s getting worse out there … (and) that our hardest work is yet to come’…” (Lederer, 11/14).
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