UN World Food Program chief warns world is on the brink of a hunger pandemic

United Nations: – The World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations has warned the global leaders that the starvation crisis, in 2021, could be worse than this year. David Beasley, Executive Director of the WPF, said that if the global leaders ignore the issue and do not take corrective measures in time, the number of starvation deaths in the next year will be much higher.  

This year, the world was rocked by the Coronavirus pandemic. Beasley pointed out that along with this, the world is also facing the challenge of starvation deaths. For this, he referred to a report published by the United Nations in the month of April. The report claims that if proactive measures are not taken at the earliest, the situation could worsen in a few months.  

Aid was coming in for the WPF in 2020, despite the Coronavirus crisis. Beasley raised a doubt, ‘Given the current situation, will the aid continue in 2021?’ The Coronavirus pandemic could be around for the next one and a half year. Beasley expressed a concern that during this period, it could be challenging to get aid to counter the food crisis.   

Beasley expressed hope by saying, ‘WPF Received a Nobel Prize this year. The timing of the honour is perfect. This will succeed in attracting the attention of the global leaders to the WFP, starvation deaths and food crisis.’ 

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