Covid famines loom, UN warns as it releases $100m emergency funding

The Telegraph | Nov 18, 2020 at 9:37 AM
  • The United Nations is releasing £75m in emergency funding to prevent famine as Covid upheaval has pitched millions into deepening food insecurity around the world.
  • Emergency funds are being released to high risk countries including Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen and Nigeria and South Sudan after warning the world faces a devastating wave of hunger.
  • Economic turmoil from the coronavirus pandemic has added to hunger caused by conflict and natural hazards to plunge millions deeper into food insecurity.