UN to countries: Prepare for global food emergency

Prepare for global food emergency

We are in the midst of an impending possibility of a global food emergency. With this reality, the government should begin enacting mitigation measures to strengthen our food supply. Meanwhile, we as citizens should begin doing our own share by creating sustainable food gardens at our own backyard and home.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to build food systems and provide more inclusive access to healthy and nutritious food as food supply has been severely affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

This comes after the UN launched a policy brief on the impact of the virus on food security and nutrition, which revealed key findings on how the virus affected food supply and nutrition across the globe.

According to the brief, the world faces an impending “global food emergency,” which is defined as “an extraordinary situation in which people are unable to meet their basic survival needs, or there are serious and immediate threats to human life and well-being,” as hundreds of millions of people were suffering from hunger and malnutrition before the pandemic hit.

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