Over 230 million people might need assistance in 2021, - UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is specified that 270 million people in the world might need food supply by the end of 2020
18:57, 1 December 2020

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235 million people all over the world will need assistance in 2021, as DW reported citing UN.

According to the message that rare is 40% higher than in 2020 mostly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The increase arises almost entirely because of COVID-19," United Nations emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock said.

It is specified that the coronavirus pandemic, including conflicts, forced migration, and the effects of global warming would cause such a great number of people who would require aid in 2021.

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Besides, the coronavirus infection highly influenced people living in poverty. The money requested by the UN would help to provide assistance to 160 million people in 56 countries all around the globe.

"Possibly the most alarming thing ... is the threat of the return of famines, potentially in multiple locations," Lowcock said.

It is specified that 270 million people in the world might need a food supply by the end of 2020. It is 82% more than before the pandemic.

"The picture we're painting this year is the bleakest and darkest perspective on humanitarian needs we've ever set out, and that's because the pandemic has reaped carnage across the most fragile and vulnerable countries on the planet," Mark Lowcock said. 

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As we reported, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that 130 million people in the world might be on the verge of starvation. According to the speech of the UN Secretary-General published on the UN website, the level of hunger in the world increases again. As of today, 690 million people in the world suffer from a lack of food. António Guterres noted that currently, it is necessary to act decisively to prevent the problem.

 As we reported, the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) became the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee, called on governments to ensure that WFP and other aid organizations receive the financial support necessary to feed them.



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