The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has disturbed countless people across the world as the virus infection put normal lives to a virtual standstill. While people across the world are confident there will be a lot of positive changes and development in the next year, Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN agency has warned that next year is going to be worse than this year.
Nobel Peace Prize winning UN agency World Food Program has alerted the global leaders that 2021 is going to much worse than 2020 and without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.”
David Beasley, American politician and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, in an interview with The Associated Press said: “a message to the world that it’s getting worse out there … (and) that our hardest work is yet to come.”
He also spoke about his warning to the UNSC in April regarding the hunger pandemic. Beasley also added that the world was on the verge of a hunger pandemic which could lead to ‘multiple famines of biblical proportions’ within next few months if quick action wasn’t taken. “we were able to avert it in 2020 … because the world leaders responded with money, stimulus packages, deferral of debt”.
He further warned nations of another wave of lockdowns and shutdowns amid increase in coronavirus cases and deterioration in economies, particularly in low-and middle-income nations.