World hunger worsening as coronavirus weighs and obesity rises: UN

Dawn | Jul 14, 2020 at 8:54 AM
  • Nearly one in nine people in the world are going hungry.
  • Economic slowdowns and climate-related shocks are pushing more people into hunger, while nutritious foods remain too expensive for many, contributing not only to undernourishment, but to growing rates of obesity in adults and children.
  • Five United Nations agencies co-authored the report: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).