According to a June 2021 analysis from the World Food Program, more than 270 million people in 80 countries with a WFP presence are expected to face potentially life-threatening food shortages this year—compared with 150 million in early 2020. The economic catastrophe set off by COVID-19 is pushing more people toward food insecurity, both here and abroad.

The WFP is the United Nations’ anti-hunger agency.

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