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Hunger Virus 'Multiplies': Deadly Recipe of Conflict, COVID-19 and Climate Accelerate World Hunger   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Last year, Oxfam warned in its report 'The Hunger Virus' that hunger could prove even more deadly than COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. This year, 20 million more people have been pushed to extreme levels of food insecurity, reaching a total of 155 million people in 55 countries. Since the pandemic began, the number of people living in famine-like conditions has increased 'sixfold' to more than 520,000. [...] What we saw as a global health crisis has quickly spiralled into an inflamed hunger crisis that has laid bare the stark inequality in our world. The worst is still yet to come unless governments urgently tackle food insecurity and its root causes head on. 'Today, 11 people are likely dying every minute from acute hunger linked to three lethal Cs: conflict, COVID-19, and the climate crisis. This rate outpaces the current pandemic mortality rate, which is at 7 people per minute.' This brief explores how unabated conflict, economic shocks worsened by the pandemic, and the escalating climate crisis have pushed millions more people into extreme levels of hunger and how that number is likely to continue increasing unless urgent action is taken."

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2021-07-09
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