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United Nations: The Coronavirus pandemic increased the risk of starvation for more than 800 million people last year


The United Nations confirmed that the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the risk of famine in the world, as last year 2020, more than 800 million people suffered from it.
“At least 811 million people faced famine in 2020, and this number is 161 million more than the previous one in 2019, and the disruptions in supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic plays a big role in this.”
It added, “We are significantly behind in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, due to poverty, inequality, high prices, and safe food that is not available to 3 billion people.”
The Secretary-General of the United Nations stressed that “climate change and conflict are a source and a consequence of this problem.”

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