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17 September 2020

WFP Warns UN Security Council that Economic Effects of Pandemic could Plunge Millions into Hunger (For the Media)

WFP Chief David Beasley addressed the UN Security Council to warn that in many vulnerable countries the economic effects of the COVID19 pandemic could cause more deaths from hunger than the virus itself especially in areas of conflict like NE Nigeria, DR Congo, Yemen and South Sudan.
“This is obviously a great danger that many more people will die from the broader economic and social consequences of COVID-19 than from the virus itself, especially in Africa and the last thing we need is to have the cure be worst than the disease itself. And so your continued support for humanitarian programs is critical right now.”
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Burkina Faso Nigeria Yemen Conflicts Food Security Health emergencies Logistics and delivery networks Refugees and migration Video for the Media
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