Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, global institutions have gathered to tackle the problem of food shortage and hunger. The World Economic Forum has already asked to come forward to raise resources. In India too, organizations like Impact for Nutrition have asked the participating parties to take steps together.
Significantly, global agencies have feared that by the end of this year, about 265 million (2,650 lakh) people in the world may be suffering from hunger. In the wake of this apprehension, many global organizations are brainstorming a plan to help the poor and developing countries to manage food and eliminate hunger.
Borge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum, has tweeted and asked to gather resources, stating the need to take immediate action. Institutions like Impact for Nutrition in India have said that the need for better planning from now on. The government, voluntary organizations, employers and the private sector have been advised to work with the scheme to provide food to the poor and deprived sections.
According to a report, about 135 million people are already suffering from food shortage. 130 million people may add to it due to the epidemic.
Countries that are said to have an impact include countries like India and Africa. Experts say that the poor and developing countries will be affected more. This time the pandemic is such that many big countries will also be affected by its social side effects.