The World Famine Programme ‘(WFP) released numbers that suggest that the number of people suffering from lack of food would jump from 135 million to 250 million. The countries suffering from that list are Nigeria, Haiti, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela and Ethiopia – South Sudan suffered a food crisis last year that negatively impacted 61% of the population.
Some countries were suffering severe food shortages because of a sudden infestation of locusts, mainly in East Africa. The fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises highlights said countries. If the UN does not secure food right away, an estimated 30 million people could die in a matter of months according to this report. There are issues with transportation of goods, food and even inputs such as pesticides that protect crops from disease – all could be disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.