An estimated 45 million people across the globe are currently at risk of starvation, especially in Afghanistan where the situation is critical, the UN announced.
It’s about 3 million more cases than was anticipated earlier this year, the UN World Food Program (WFP) said in Rome on Monday.
The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are responsible for the hunger of 15 million people, he said.
WFP chief David Beasley called on wealthy individuals to help with one-time donations.
He said $ 7 billion would be enough to provide 45 million people a daily meal for a year.
“While Covid is exacerbating fragility around the world, man-made conflict is fueling instability and empowering a new wave of hunger that threatens to engulf the world.
“The consequences of paying for poverty are unimaginable,” Beasley said in a statement.
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