Archive for October 21st, 2020

21/10/2020

Food Security Bursts Onto the Global Agenda

Human Wrongs Watch

Mario Lubetkin is Assistant Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

8027244480_1e165074d1_z-629x415-1Women farmers irrigate crops of onions and other vegetables. They participate in a special programme to improve Senegal’s food security. Credit: FAO

ROME, Oct 21 2020 (IPS)* – The month of October 2020 will be recalled as one of the most important moments in raising awareness about world food security, whether in the global debate or in the search for possible concrete solutions. | En español

21/10/2020

One in Six Children – or 356 Million – Were Living in ‘Extreme Poverty’ Before COVID-19, a Figure Set to Worsen Significantly

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday [20 October 2020].

© UNICEF/Niklas Halle’n | Children play outside a metal polishing workshop in a slum in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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21/10/2020

During COVID-19, False Information on Social Media Can Be ‘Deadly’. World Campaign Urging People to Pause Before Sharing

UN OCHA/Gema Cortes | In Venezuela, the Internet is the source of both information and misinformation.
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