It is becoming increasingly clear that the issue of food insecurity requires special attention when dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Continue reading to know more about food disaster relief.
Disruptions to public transport disrupted local and international food supply chains, and restrictions on travel and movement have resulted in the loss of income and severe food shortages in Asia and the Pacific, especially for the poor and vulnerable.
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Food insecurity was acute among the world's 820 million poor and vulnerable people even before the advent of COVID-19. Food insecurity is worsening in conflict-prone countries where physical access remains a challenge, and in countries suffering from extreme natural hazards such as floods and droughts.
This pandemic undermines the main foundations of food security: food availability; access to food; food utilization; and food stability. In this context, what started as a global health crisis could become a global food crisis if ignored.
The pandemic has had devastating consequences for an already desperate situation in the country. In fact, local studies have confirmed that the nutritional situation of vulnerable populations is rapidly deteriorating.
Delivering food to the most vulnerable while supporting local farmers and traders are just two elements of a successful food distribution system during COVID-19. Further development of effective and innovative practices to improve food security during a pandemic is critical. No one should ever go hungry.