United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about the rise in the number of hungry people in the world, which is associated, among other things, with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. By the end of 2020, another 130 million people may be on the brink of exhaustion.
This is stated in a statement by Guterres posted on the UN website.
“Hunger is on the rise again. I never imagined that this would happen within my mandate as Secretary-General,” he said.
According to Guterres, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the entire world, including the state of global food security.
“With another 130 million people at risk of starvation by the end of 2020, the World Food Program will continue to play a vital role as a provider of food, food, and hope,” the UN secretary-general worries.
In 2020, 7 million people died of hunger.
Recall, the UN calculated that in order to prevent hunger in the crisis that arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Program will have to collect $6.8 billion within six months.