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WFP Chief seeks Millions from Donors for Food

WFP Chief seeks Millions from Donors for Food

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UNITED NATIONS: Even before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley was warning the world would face its worst humanitarian crisis in 2020 since the Second World War. That was due to wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, locust swarms in Africa, frequent natural disasters, and economic crises including in Lebanon, Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia. Then came COVID-19 which quickly became a pandemic, escalating the need for food — and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it is still not under control. Beasley, who caught COVID-19 in April, has spent the months since he recovered reaching out to world leaders and visiting stricken countries with a new warning: Millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of c...
UN Chief Guterres Says Coronavirus Is World’s Worst Crisis After World War II

UN Chief Guterres Says Coronavirus Is World’s Worst Crisis After World War II

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite Reporter The global death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen Wednesday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the United Nations sounded the alarm on what he said was humanity's worst crisis since World War II.  The extraordinary economic and political upheaval spurred by the virus presents a real danger to the relative peace the world has seen over the last few decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday.  The "disease… represents a threat to everybody in the world and… an economic impact that will bring a recession that probably has no parallel in the recent past."  "The combination of the two facts and the risk that it contributes to enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict are things...
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