Covid has impacted the lives of many people, whether be psychologically or physically. Pandemic has proved that health is a very important factor. Many people are suffering from hunger in different regions of the world.
The United Nations have researched the effects of the pandemic. Results showed that there was a worsening effect on world hunger.
According to the reports almost 811 million people were undernourished last year and the death rates might also increase.
Moreover, the lack of food facilities affected the children the most.
However, the numbers will keep on increasing till 2030.
The numbers are highest in countries like Sudan, Spain and India.
Pandemic has caused recessions in many countries. Moreover, this has affected the basic needs of food. Therefore, it caused hunger and famine.
Numbers in different areas:
- Asia – 418 million
- Africa – 282 million
- Latin America – 60 million
These numbers comprises of 21 per cent of the total population who is undernourished.
Major lock downs in developed countries have affected the transportation of food facilities. Since, the lockdowns enabled movement of food, many people are suffering the crisis.
I'm starting to believe the🇿🇦 #ShutdownSA protest is more than a call for the release for Zuma.
It's a protest against lockdown
A protest against poverty and hunger.
A protest against a failing government. 🚫🚫🚫🚫 pic.twitter.com/dJy8sfNagz
— TP Muringa (@two12556107) July 12, 2021
Here’s what UNICEF said:
This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is the first global assessment of its kind in the pandemic era.
Previous editions had already put the world on notice that the food security of millions – many children among them – was at stake. “Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to expose weaknesses in our food systems, which threaten the lives and livelihoods of people around the world,” the heads of the five UN agencies write in this year’s Foreword.