United Nations flags hunger risk during lockdowns

POSTED mayo 12, 2020

United Nations flags hunger risk during lockdowns

Learn how vulnerable people around the world are being affected by the outbreak

The United Nations has shared concerns COVID-19 restrictions could put some at risk of hunger in urban areas where vulnerable people have restricted access to food hubs they frequent. The good news is several municipalities in Latin America have taken measures to reduce hunger-related issues.
  • in Quito, Ecuador, municipal buses have become mobile food hubs, as the city has partnered with food banks to ensure food is available where it’s needed most
  • in Montevideo, Uruguay, home deliveries from local producers cater to the population’s most vulnerable
  • in Lima, Peru a mobile wholesale market is distributing food to urban districts
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations is promoting the need to improve access to nutritious food for all. It’s cited the importance of distributing food where it’s most needed and putting new strategies in place to open food markets, which are more accessible to vulnerable populations than supermarkets. Technology was also named as a way to map food vulnerabilities. At Children Believe, we continue to complement government support. We’re helping marginalized children and families in the communities where we work around the world access food, while many struggle with income loss during this difficult time. You can help. Donate an emergency food pack today.
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