Coronavirus can double the number of people suffering from hunger, up to 265 million — UN

Economic crisis due to pandemic coronavirus infection in the world, can lead to an increase in the number of people suffering from hunger by 130 million people, or almost double to 265 million. About it reported at the world food programme of the United Nations (WFP).

According to forecasts by the UN WFP, the number of people facing acute problem of lack of food in 2020 will increase to 265 million in economic impact COVID-19, compared with 135 million in 2019.

“The coronavirus is a severe blow for the millions of people who earn daily work. Quarantine and global economic downturn has destroyed cash reserves. We must collectively act now to mitigate the effects of the disaster,” – said the economist WFP Arif Hussein.

According to the structures most affected by hunger, people with low and middle incomes.

In 2019 the most hungry people in countries affected by conflict and climate change.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in China in December 2019. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 2.5 million, including more than 659 thousand recovered, 171 thousand died.

COVID-19 as of the morning of April 21 was confirmed in 6125 of the population of Ukraine, of which 367 have recovered, and 161 people died.

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