The UN predicted that in 2021 the world will face the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. David Beasley, director of the World Food Programme (WFP), told about it.
He stressed that next year will be “literally catastrophic”. Bisley recalled that over the past four years, the number of people on the verge of starvation has increased from 80 to 135 million. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic already 270 million people suffer from hunger. In this regard, the WFP representative suggested that the year 2021 will be “even more disastrous”.
In his opinion, humanity will be able to overcome the humanitarian crisis if enough money is raised at the UN to fight it. “Next year we will not be able to finance everything. So we have to give priority attention to the problems of destabilization, hunger and migration”, – pointed out Bisley.
In June 2020, UN Secretary General António Guterres stated that the world is on the verge of the largest food crisis in 50 years. He called on governments around the world to take urgent action to prevent the devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and to ensure food security.