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COVID-19 marks beginning of looming food crisis: report April 09,2020   |  Source: FIAN

The impacts of the coronavirus and the measures to counteract them are intensifying the structural causes of hunger and malnutrition worldwide, but innovative, coordinated and human rights-based responses can rescue us from disaster, warns a new FIAN International report.

(FIAN is an international human rights organization that has been advocating for the realization of the right to food for more than 30 years. Together with national sections and with a broad network of civil society organizations, social movements and others actors, FIAN works in over 50 countries all over the world.)

Twelve years after the food price crisis in 2007/2008, the world finds itself in the midst of one of the most dramatic global, multifold, crises of our times. The pandemic of COVID-19 is not only leading humanity to an unprecedented health emergency, where the shortcomings of our health care and social systems are being most exposed, but it is also exacerbating hunger and malnutrition.

As echoed by a monitoring report released today by FIAN International, the impacts of the pandemic and the measures to stop contagion are intensifying ongoing human rights violations that prevent people’s access to adequate food. Those who are already in situations of marginalization and vulnerability

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