Montreal's International Forum
David  Beasley
David Beasley Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

Food Crisis: Swift and Sustainable Actions Needed

May 12, 2020
International Development Series
M. Beasley will discuss with :

Jean Lebel
President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Before COVID-19 we announced that the number of acute food insecure people for 2019 was 135 million people. Now that number has gone to 265 million people.

 Press review

Context :

The UN World Food Programme predicts that the COVID-19 pandemic will push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation. Food assistance offers a lifeline to vulnerable communities and boosting social protection systems will be vital to safeguarding communities at risk of slipping into sever hunger in 2020.

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