UN Food Chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The World Food Programme (WFP) Chief warned on Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival.

The United Nations (UN) programme’s Chief David Beasley told the UN Security Council that the response to his warning five months ago of a potential “hunger pandemic” had averted famine and kept people alive but the work wasn’t done.

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