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Publication | 29 October 2020

What would it cost to avert the COVID-19 hunger crisis?

Global Food and Nutrition Security

An additional USD 10 billion is urgently needed to prevent millions more people becoming food insecure as a result of COVID-19. USD 5 billion of this must come from donor governments as aid, with the rest provided by developing countries themselves. Without funding for social protection programmes providing food or money to people in developing countries, decades of progress in tackling hunger could be wiped out by the end of this year, with longstanding consequences.