In this important interview, the Deputy Chief for the U.N. World Food Programme, Valerie Guarnieri, warns of the ramifications of the CoVid-19 pandemic, climate change, and the need for political will by states and private contributions to prevent famine in the near future. Ms. Guarnieri, a seasoned humanitarian, speaks from her experience and involvement in managing past famine response.
In Celebration of World Peace Day on 21 September, David Beasley, World Food Programme’s Executive Director stated that “We cannot end hunger until we end conflict”.
The New York Times Magazine has put together a photographic journey visiting families affected by hunger during this Coronavirus Pandemic.
In a recent analysis of the food security situation by the United Nations, it was reported on 21 August that 3.3 million people will experience acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso this current “lean season”, a 50% rise since March of this year.
Census Data shows that more Americans are going hungry as a result of the Corona virus pandemic, expiring benefits, and rising economic instability.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is an annual report prepared by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO to inform on progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition and to provide in depth analysis on key challenges for achieving this goal in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
WPHNA Article Writing Contest for its journal, World Nutrition. No cost to enter. Deadline February 10, 2021. Winners will be chosen for Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, and Europe. See wphna.org
USAID indicates that the pandemic is imperiling nutritional gains around the world and makes their work more urgent.
OXFAM has reported that based on current projections, more people could die of pandemic-induced hunger toward the end of the year than from CoVid-19 disease.