In 2021, the world risks facing the worst humanitarian crisis in 75 years. This was stated by David Beasley, director of the World Food Programme (WFP) at a special meeting of the UN General Assembly.
The UN has spent more than 19 trillion dollars to fight hunger in the world. Due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, WFP funding may be cut.
“As I tell many of my friends and leaders around the world, we won’t be able to finance everything next year. So we must give priority to the problems of destabilization, hunger and migration. In this case, humanity will be able to survive 2021,” Bisley said.
According to Bisley, due to the increasing number of armed conflicts in the world over the past four years, the number of people at risk of starvation has increased from 80 to 135 million. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, that number has doubled.