Nobel-winning UN food agency warns of 'hunger pandemic' worse than COVID-19

Nobel-winning UN food agency warns of 'hunger pandemic' worse than COVID-19

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-12-10 22:01

OSLO: Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in a ceremony held online because of the coronavirus, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday (Dec 10) of a "hunger pandemic" it said could be worse than COVID-19. 

"Because of so many wars, climate change, the widespread use of hunger as a political and military weapon, and a global health pandemic that makes all of that exponentially worse, 270 million people are marching toward starvation," WFP executive director David Beasley said.

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