COVID-19 Pandemic: Devastating hunger to engulf over 25 countries — WFP, FAO

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Devastating hunger to engulf over 25 countries — WFP, FAO

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

The World Food Programme, WFP, and Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, under the United Nations, UN, Friday, raised alarm over devastating hunger to engulf over 25 countries occasioned by the ravaging effect of novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic.

This was contained in a statement made available to Vanguard by the two organisations, where it was made known that WFP is scaling up to provide food assistance to an unprecedented 138 million people who face desperate levels of hunger as the pandemic tightens its grip on some of the most fragile countries on earth.

According to the statement the greatest concentration of need is in Africa, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in the Middle East and Asia – including middle-income countries – are also “being ravaged by crippling levels of food insecurity, according to the Early…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper