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Impact of COVID-19 on people's livelihoods, their health and our food systems


Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO

“The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating: tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty, while the number of undernourished people, currently estimated at nearly 690 million, could increase by up to 132 million by the end of the year. […] Nearly half of the world’s 3.3 billion global workforce are at risk of losing their livelihoods. For most, no income means no food, or, at best, less food and less nutritious food.”

“Now is the time for global solidarity and support We must recognize this opportunity to build back better. […] We need to develop long-term sustainable strategies to address the challenges facing the health and agri-food sectors.”

Read the full statement here.

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