COVID-19 Emergency - WFP External Situation Report #16, November 2020

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12 Nov 2020
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COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Food and nutrition, Food aid, Food security, Livelihoods, Poverty, Non-food

A toxic mix of conflict, economic decline, climate extremes and the socio-economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic are driving people into a deepening phase of extreme food insecurity, according to the Early Warning Analysis of Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots report, published jointly by FAO and WFP. In the coming months, famine is a real risk in parts of four countries: Burkina Faso, (Northeast) Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen. The socio-economic impact of the pandemic is proving to be more disastrous than the actual virus in many countries. In Latin America, hunger has quadrupled in countries WFP operates, and the region is experiencing the worst recession in 100 years