The World Food Program (WFP) today asked for aid of an additional $250 million for an “emergency operation” to combat hunger in Zimbabwe, which will likely affect 60% of the population by the end of this year. WFP says that the Coronavirus pandemic has aggravated an already serious hunger crisis in Zimbabwe.
The UN warned Tuesday that a pandemic of the new coronavirus could lead to “major” famines around the world. David Beasley, director of the World Food Program (WFP), points out that urgent steps need to be taken to avoid catastrophes. According to the World Food Crisis Report released by WFP, at least 135 to 250 million people may be starved.
The United Nations distributed eight tons of supplies from its operations center in Panama to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The World Food Program (WFP) reported that supplies, which include COVID-19 kits, have been shipped to 24 countries in the region.
A Sudanese military plane crashed in the Western Darfur region, killing all eighteen people on board, including four children, the military said. A Sudanese employee of the World Food Program (WFP) and his family were among the casualties. Several officers were among those who perished as the plane went down in an area that has recently experienced deadly ethnic clashes.