The UN World Food Program just won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
This victory was really a gift from above… was used as a spotlight and megaphone to warn of the potential for absolutely devastating famines around the globe in 2021.
Yes, because to fight hunger around the world, you need a lot of money…
Now, economies are continuing to deteriorate particularly in low- and middle-income countries, and there is another wave of lockdowns and shutdowns.
But the money that was available in 2020 isn’t going to be available in 2021. Thus, crises are really going to be extraordinary over the next, who knows, 12 to 18 months.
About 135 million people face crisis levels of hunger or worse. The health crisis will probably push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation by the end of 2020… So about 270 million people!
About 20 countries are likely to face potential spikes in high acute food insecurity in the next three to six months, and require urgent attention… And any further deterioration in coming months could lead to a risk of famine.
Meanwhile in the USA, some Americans are waiting in line for up to 12 hours at food distribution events to have enough food on their plates for the coming weeks and Holidays.
2020 is a bad year. 2021’s going to be a very bad year.