‘Country-driven’ approach needed to limit COVID-19 damage to food security

by UN News UN News July 15, 2020

A ‘business as usual' approach is no longer an option, the head of the UN agriculture agency said on Tuesday, launching a new plan to move past the coronavirus pandemic....

Oxfam Warns More could Die from Hunger Than Corona Virus Disease

by Oxfam July 9, 2020

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. ...


United Nations Asks for Additional Food Resources as Corona Virus Impacts World

by Andrew Meldrum Associated Press July 6, 2020

Last week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has asked for Five Billion Dollars to help fight hunger in developing and middle-income countries. David Beasley, WFP Executive Director said the number of hungry people could increase by 82% due to the pandemic. ...

Podcast: Hacking world hunger during coronavirus

by The Take Al Jazeera June 24, 2020

Al Jazeera's podcast The Take talks to people who are trying to fight hunger during the coronavirus pandemic...

Pandemics and Hunger:  Part 2 of Our Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman

by WHES June 14, 2020

Exclusive content from the World Hunger Education Service.  June 2020.  Dr. Ron Waldman reflects on lessons of pandemic preparedness and response, the roles of the USG and UN and recommended references. Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and...

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UN Secretary General Warns of Worst Food Crisis in 50 Years

by Fiona Harvey The Guardian 9 June 2020 June 9, 2020

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, as warned of an impending crisis that is a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing world-wide recession. "50 million people will risk falling into extreme poverty....

Pandemics, Crisis and Hunger: An Interview with Dr. Ron Waldman Part 1

by June 7, 2020

June 7, 2020        Hunger Notes editors Peter Morris and Steve Hansch interviewed pandemic expert Dr. Ron Waldman (RW), Professor of Global Health at George Washington School of Public Health and long-time point person for international health in emergenci...

On World Hunger Day 2020, Malnutrition Still Leading Cause of Death in World

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation May 27, 2020

Even in an unprecedented pandemic that affects the whole world, malnutrition is still the leading cause of death and disease in the world. Let's renew our commitment to eradicate malnutrition. ...

Coronavirus Triggers World Food Crisis

by By Yaroslav Trofimov in Dubai and Lucy Craymer in Hong Kong The Wall Street Journal May 14, 2020

Although World harvests were good this year, food systems, distribution, and prices have broken down. This breakdown places the world's most vulnerable countries at risk....

Global Nutrition Report 2020 Reports that Malnutrition is Leading Cause of Mortality and Morbidity

by Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK 2020 Global Nutrition Report: Action on equity to end malnutrition. May 12, 2020

2020 Global Nutrition Report: Action on equity to end malnutrition was released 12 May 2020. The report states that one in nine persons around the world suffers from hunger (820 million) and one in three persons is overweight or obese (also a form of malnutrition). In a forward to the report by Da...

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