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23 April 2020

COVID19-Massive Logistics Response Needed to Reach People in Humanitarian Crisis (For the Media)

WFP stands ready to set up the logistics backbone for global COVID-19 efforts, but it urgently needs US$350 million to do this.
A silent hunger pandemic is poised to sweep across the world, sowing seeds of famine in its wake. WFP analysis shows that almost a quarter of a billion people could be pushed into severe hunger by the fallout from COVID-19.
It’s vital that at this time of global crisis WFP maintain its food assistance programmes which offer a lifeline to almost 100 million vulnerable people around the world.
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