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GRC echoes the warning to balance COVID-19 responses with critical food security needs

20 April 2020

Global Rights Compliance echoes the warning to balance COVID-19 responses ensuring that critical support is still given to organisations like World Food Programme. Last week’s headlines highlighted that many people fear they will die from starvation before COVID-19, now more than ever we need the World Food Programme.

 

The head of the World Food Programme, who recently recovered from COVID-19 has said that at least 30 million people could die of starvation if the UN agency does not receive critical funding needed to feed the world’s most vulnerable during the global pandemic.

 

World Food Programme operates logistics hubs for the UN’s emergency operations, transporting testing kits, masks and personal protective equipment for groups such as the World Health Organisation, UN Refugee Agency and UNICEF and has issued a global appeal for US$350-million to support the hubs.

 

For more on GRC’s work with the World Food Programme on conflict and hunger see www.starvationaccountability.org

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