Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Nutrition

Prior to the onset of this pandemic, more than 820 million people were already identified as chronically food insecure. The latest data shows that the food security of 135 million people was categorised as crisis level or worse. That number could nearly double before the end of the year due to the impacts of COVID-19. The brief examines hree mutually reinforcing sets of priority actions to address the immediate, near and medium-term needs to protect people during and beyond the crisis, and  ultimately to reshape and build resilient food systems. First, mobilize to save lives and livelihoods, focusing attention where the risk is most acute.Second, strengthen social protection systems for nutrition. Third, invest in a sustainable future. UN

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