July 4 2020 7:41pm

UN: COVID-19 will almost double acute hunger in 2020

The United Nations is warning that 270 million people could be food insecure by the end of 2020 – double earlier predictions – with the COVID-19 pandemic contributing to a global hunger crisis. With a worsening crisis facing millions of displaced Syrians, the World Food Programme is launching a historic humanitarian response. Redmond Shannon reports

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