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Global fight against hunger suffers setback as a result of pandemic

Global fight against hunger suffers setback as a result of pandemic

United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The global fight against hunger is suffering a 'tremendous' setback as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and it is urgent to avoid a global food insecurity crisis, said the UN Secretary General António Guterres.
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Guterres tweeted pointing out that on a planet with enough food for everyone, there is the threat of a great famine and only together is it possible to face the problem.

Over 800 million people in the world were malnourished in 2020, which represents one in 10, according to United Nations data shared by Guterres on Twitter.

Although the UN continues to work with countries to eradicate hunger by 2030, the pandemic is a major setback to achieve this goal, according to recent studies.

The latest report from the UN on food security and nutrition warns that hunger soared amid the pandemic and food shortages left around 10 percent of the world’s population undernourished.

According to the report presented last July, the hunger crisis worsened dramatically due to the health crisis.

According to the report, more than half of all malnourished people live in Asia, but the most pronounced increase in hunger was recorded in Africa.

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