UN reports acute food insecurity in 2020

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(VOVWORLD) - At least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity in 2020 because of conflict, extreme weather events, and economic shocks linked in part to COVID-19, a UN-partnered report said on Wednesday.  
UN reports acute food insecurity in 2020 - ảnh 1Kids at a refugee camp in Yemen, February 18, 2021 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

It’s been five years since hunger levels were this bad across the 55 countries under review, according to the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC), which noted that 20 million more people went hungry last year than in 2019.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said conflict and hunger are mutually reinforcing. The world needs to tackle hunger and conflict together, he suggested, adding that addressing hunger is a foundation for stability and peace.