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UNSG Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Hundreds of millions of people were already suffering from hunger and malnutrition before the virus hit and, unless immediate action is taken, we could see a global food emergency. In the longer term, the combined effects of COVID-19 itself, as well as corresponding mitigation measures and the emerging global recession could, without large-scale coordinated action, disrupt the functioning of food systems. Such disruption can result in consequences for health and nutrition of a severity and scale unseen for more than half a century.

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UNSG Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition

Author:
UN Secretary General
Year:
2020

3rd Global Conference of the SFS Programme 23 November - 4 December 2020 The 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme will be held virtually. The purpose of this 3rd global conference is to to provide substantial…

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