As the world searches for a way to recover from the COVID-19 impact, experts warn the pandemic could push millions to the brink of starvation. The United Nations warning if countries don’t act now, people around the world could face multiple famines.
A new study by the United Nations shows an economic fallout that could push half a billion more people into potential famine conditions.
“Before COVID hit the scenes a few months ago, I had already been warning leaders around the world, especially in Europe, that Africa was in a lot of trouble and that we could have 2020 be the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II before COVID,” David Beasley, with the UN’s World Food Program, told CBN News
His agency says 55 countries are at risk right now of severe famine. Sub-Saharan Africa potentially being the hardest hit.
The program predicting that if current projections remain, the region will be home to half the world’s poor.
“In Africa for example, South Sudan will be, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, DRC, just to name a few right off the top,” Beasley said