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.
“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.