World hunger levels have soared during the pandemic

“We couldn’t work anymore and we couldn’t bring any food home.”


World hunger levels have soared during the pandemic

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During the pandemic, world hunger has increased significantly.

Food is something many of us never have to worry about. But hundreds of millions of people go hungry every day, even before the pandemic hit. Food security should be a universal human right, but factors like poverty, conflict and climate change mean many parents struggle to feed their children one meal a day.

The impacts of COVID-19 have made access to food even harder and world hunger has increased dramatically.

In 2020, more than 800 million people were undernourished – an increase of 8% compared to 2019 before the pandemic began.

And a staggering 2.3 billion people (30% of the world’s population) experienced food insecurity.

The pandemic has caused the kind of economic recession unseen since World War Two. Containment measures have created mass unemployment and restricted people’s ability to perform their jobs – meaning many families have seen the money they have available to buy or cultivate food drastically decreased.

To make things worse, food prices have risen in many countries.

The United Nations is working to end hunger by 2030, but to get back on track to achieving this we need the pandemic to be over.

By working together, the international community, big businesses and individuals have the power and resources to help end the pandemic and ease the burden of world hunger.

By raising awareness of the wide-reaching impacts of the pandemic and how we can all work together to end it, you’ll be doing your bit to help too.

Share our video today.