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UN warns of the worst humanitarian crisis in 75 years: famine threat

Next year, in connection with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the world may face the worst humanitarian crisis in 75 years. This was stated by the Executive Director of the UN World Food Program David Beasley, speaking at a special meeting of the UN General Assembly dedicated to the fight against COVID-19, together with Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, writes dw.com.

“2021 will be literally a disastrous year based on what we see at this stage,” Beasley said, adding that dozens of countries are facing imminent famine.

According to him, the UN next year “will not be able to finance everything.”

“Therefore, we will have to prioritize,” said the head of the World Food Program.

He also called for rich countries not to overwhelm the poor in the fight for coronavirus vaccines.

We previously reported that WHO may include the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech in the list of drugs for emergency use in case of coronavirus.

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