The coronavirus pandemic and its punitive economic effects are about to set off the next global hunger crisis.
In the last four years, conflicts, climate change and economic instability raised the number of people suffering acute hunger — when the absence of food endangers people’s livelihoods and, in some cases, their lives — from 80 million to 135 million people. The pandemic could drive 130 million more people into that state by December. More than a quarter of a billion people are likely to be acutely hungry in 2020.
Workers employed in the informal economy and in service and manufacturing sectors are particularly vulnerable.… Seguir leyendo »