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New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

New analysis by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. No world region is immune, from Afghanistan and...

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Ceres2030’s new analysis finds that USD 10bn is urgently needed to avert the COVID-19 hunger crisis

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network

Ceres2030’s new analysis finds that USD 10 billion is urgently needed this year to prevent millions more people from becoming food insecure as a result of COVID-19. USD 5 billion of this must come from donor governments as aid, with the rest provided by developing...

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WFP announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people around the world due to socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

  |   SUN UN Network

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people it plans to assist around the world, as the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries. “The...

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability according to the World Food Programme (WFP). Appealing for continued support from the international community for the agency’s global aid effort, WFP spokesperson...

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