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Sep 15

8:30 am - 10:00 am (ET)

Food Crises and COVID-19 – Emerging evidence and implications for action

By Global Network Against Food Crises, WFP, FAO and European Union

Organized by the Global Network Against Food Crises, founded by the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2016.

The Global Network’s key partners will hold a side event at the 75th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations to update the Member States and all concerned stakeholders on latest evidence on the situation in countries affected by food crises under the COVID-19 pandemic, and trigger a collective discussion on concrete actions Member States can take to address food crises in a coordinated manner.

The 2020 Global Report on Food Crises showed an already dire picture of global acute food insecurity and malnutrition – even before the COVID-19 disease’s spread began to impact food systems. Alongside the report, the Global Network’s partners carried out the campaign on “Food Crises and COVID-19” and delivered key messages on their commitment, the way forward and priority actions to address the worsening food crises, which are now being compounded by the COVID-19, the on-going locust plague and other risk factors, and to protect and strengthen food systems in the post-pandemic word.


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