COVID-19 In Numbers | Focus on food

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The world observed Word Food Safety Day this week amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The pandemic has deepened poverty across different parts of the world and increased hunger and malnutrition among some of the most vulnerable people around the world.

Children are among the most vulnerable members in societies.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left more children stunted and more children around the world are now classified as “wasting” – symptom of acute under-nutrition.

The global economy is expected to further decline in 2020 as the income of people around the world continues to be affected.

According to the World Health Organizations , World Food Safety Day , which takes place on 7 June, is aimed at drawing attention to food security  issues and to and “inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development”.