According to him, over the past four years, mainly due to armed conflicts, the number of people on the verge of starvation has grown from 80 million to 135 million, and due to the pandemic it has increased to 270 million.
As Beasley noted, based on what we see at this stage, next year will be "literally disastrous."
“Now we are literally looking at 2021, which will be the year of the most serious humanitarian crisis since the founding of the United Nations,” RIA Novosti quotes the head of WFP.
At the same time, he stressed that if it is possible to collect the necessary funds, then it will be possible to prevent destabilization, hunger and migration.
Earlier, the European Commission said that the crisis caused by the spread of coronavirus is far from over.