World: FAO seeks $350 million to address impacts of COVID-19 in food crises

Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

There is a real concern about the growing risk of famine, potentially even several famines at once. Before the pandemic hit, 27 million people were in “emergency” levels of acute food insecurity.