New Delhi, Aug. 1 -- COVID-19 has pushed millions of people into hunger across the world and the pandemic could tip over 130 million people into chronic hunger by 2020 end, most of them in Asia and Africa, a United Nations study has warned.
''COVID-19 pandemic could tip over 130 million more people into
chronic hunger by the end of 2020. Flare-ups of acute hunger in the
pandemic context may see this number escalate further at times,'' The
State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, says in a report.
As progress in fighting hunger stalls, the COVID-19 pandemic is
intensifying the vulnerabilities and inadequacies of global food systems -
understood as all the activities and processes affecting the production,
distribution and cons...