UN Chief: More peo­ple could slip into hunger as re­sult of COVID-19

Fiji Sun - - WORLD NEWS -

New York: UN Sec­re­tary-Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res warned on Mon­day that many more peo­ple could slip into hunger this year as a re­sult of the COVID-19 pan­demic. He sounded the alarm in a video mes­sage on the launch of “The State of Food Se­cu­rity and Nutri­tion in the World 2020” re­port, which says al­most 690 mil­lion peo­ple went hun­gry in 2019, up by 10 mil­lion from 2018, and by nearly 60 mil­lion in five years.

“This year’s State of Food Se­cu­rity and Nutri­tion in the World re­port sends a sober­ing mes­sage. In much of the world, hunger re­mains deeply en­trenched and is ris­ing,” said Guter­res in the video mes­sage.

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