World Food Programme Head Calls On Donor Nations, Billionaires To Help Avert Famine Amid Global Hunger Crisis Worsened By COVID-19
AP: U.N. food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving
“The World Food Programme chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic, and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. The U.N. program’s chief David Beasley told the U.N. Security Council that the response to his warning five months ago of a potential ‘hunger pandemic’ had averted famine and kept people alive but the work wasn’t done…” (Lederer, 9/18).
Additional coverage of Beasley’s comments is available from CNBC and U.N. News.
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