The United Nations-backed World Food Programme on Tuesday said that 265 million people could see acute food insecurity, multiplying the roughly 135 million who are now facing shortages.
"The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has also released $95 million to kick-start the Covid-19 response, help contain the spread of the virus, maintain supply chains, and provide assistance and protection to the most vulnerable people, including women and girls, refugees and internally displaced persons".
Famines could take hold in "about three dozen countries" in a worst-case scenario, the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a stark address on Tuesday.
"These new projections show the scale of the catastrophe we are facing", said WFP chief economist Arif Husain. The United Nations warned that the coronavirus pandemic could trigger starvation in already vulnerable countries as the worldwide freeze on commerce sent shock waves through financial markets. "In many places, this human suffering is the heavy price of conflict", he added. "I do believe that with our expertise and partnerships, we can bring together the teams and the programs necessary to make certain the COVID-19 pandemic does not become a humanitarian and food crisis catastrophe".
"These were the people we were concerned about - those who were OK before Covid and now they are not", he said, adding he was "really worried" about people living in countries with little or no government safety nets. Lockdowns and economic recession are expected to lead to a major loss of income among the working poor.
Starvation in as many as three dozen countries is "a very real and unsafe possibility" due to ongoing wars and conflicts, economic crises and natural disasters, World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley told the U.N. Security Council during a virtual briefing. But this is also a world where donors are reeling from the steep financial cost of their own Covid-19 crises.
The report found another 183 million were at risk of slipping into food crisis 'if confronted by an additional shock or stressor.' Covid-19 could easily turn out to be such a shock.
He added: "At this time of enormous global challenges, from conflicts to climate shocks to economic instability, we must redouble our efforts to defeat hunger and malnutrition". It is more severe than chronic hunger, which is when a person is unable to consume enough food to maintain a normal, active lifestyle, according to the WFP.
According to the latest data, worldwide more than 2.5 million infected with coronavirus, of which 171 thousand died, more than 659 thousand were cured.
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) will provide students with $1,250 per month from May until August. Trudeau says they are launching the Canada Emergency Student Benefit to provide immediate help.
This policy includes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, medical staff and medical researchers. Starting on Wednesday, Starbucks says it will offer free coffee to frontline responders through May 3.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon with a second wave of heavier rain and some thunder in the evening. Lots of sunshine on Wednesday and one of the week's nicer days, with highs near 60 and gradually diminishing winds.
The number of people who died in care homes after catching the coronavirus was 1,043 up until April 10, according to the ONS . The data about care home deaths is based around the reports to the Care Quality Commission from care home operators.
The patients weren't given the treatment for purposes of the study, which only began after all either had died or been discharged. QTc refers to a measurement of heart rhythm; if the rhythm becomes too prolonged, patients could suffer sudden cardiac death.
In her 2019 book Inside Out, Moore said that issues in the couple's 13-year marriage surfaced soon after their 1987 wedding. My stepmom had to be in L.A. waiting to get the results from taking her to the doctor.
No US troops were killed or faced immediate bodily injury, but more than 100 were later diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Security Council resolution that restricts Iran's development of ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
Ideally Gantz would apply the brakes to any Israeli move to annex parts of the West Bank unilaterally. Netanyahu hopes to use the achievement to carve his name in the annals of Israel's political right.
"Lastly, when auto truck buses train and planes are sitting idle, consumers can't gain from petrol and diesel price cuts".
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Enfin, pour une grande majorité des ménages sondés (82,9%), les prix des produits alimentaires ont grimpé ces 12 derniers mois. Interrogés sur leur situation financière future, les ménages ont fait part de leur pessimisme.
New virus timeline: California had 2 deaths weeks earlier
It was previously believed that the first US victim of the virus was a Washington state man who died on February 29 . Eric Topol, a geneticist and researcher who directs the Scripps Research Translational Institute, told The Post.
Now Showing: Venus and a meteor shower over Edmonton skies
A celestial event, meteor showers see a number of meteors or shooting stars , flash across the sky originating from the one point. An outburst year could see the Lyrids sending as many as 60-100 meteors per hour, but that is not expected this year.
New Facebook COVID-19 Map Shows Number of Symptoms in NY
Now, Facebook has launched a county-by-county map of the United States showing prevalence of self-reported COVID-19 symptoms. Facebook on Monday said that it will start rolling out COVID-19 symptoms tracking maps globally later this week.
FDA Authorizes First at-Home Coronavirus Test
In the meantime, the FDA says it's engaging with more than 350 testing developers on new ways to screen for the virus. Soon most USA residents will be able to test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the comfort of their own home.
Canada's worst mass shooting death toll rises to 23
It was not immediately clear if the shooter, who died in an exchange of gunfire with police, was among those counted. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said they have recovered remains from some of the locations of the fires.