COVID-19 DRIVES RISING HUNGER

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Hunger is predictable, preventable, and treatable. No one should suffer or die from malnutrition, especially since 90% of malnourished children who complete treatment are cured.

The percentage of malnourished children in the world has been cut in half. But the enormous progress we have made against hunger is at risk – conflict, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic are all contributing to rising global hunger rates.

In fact, the United Nations predicts that the number of people facing hunger could nearly double by the end of 2020. Researchers estimate that child mortality could rise for the first time in 60 years because of COVID-19 and its secondary impacts. Acute malnutrition alone could cause an additional 10,000 child deaths each month.

In fact, the United Nations predicts that the number of people facing hunger could nearly double by the end of 2020. Researchers estimate that child mortality could rise for the first time in 60 years because of COVID-19 and its secondary impacts.

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