UN World Food Program warns 2021 is going to be worse than 2020

The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the United Nation agency a platform to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without money, the world will suffer through the famine of biblical proportion.

David Beasley in an interview with a reputed news agency said that the Norwegian Nobel Committee was looking at the work the agency does every day in conflicts, disaster, and refugee camps, often putting staffers’ lives at risk to feed millions of hungry people. It also sends a message to the world that it’s getting worse, and our hardest work is yet to come.


In April, Beasley warned the UN Security Council about the travesty the world was dealing with coronavirus pandemic. The world was also on the brink of a hunger pandemic that could lead to multiple famines within a span of few months if immediate action is not taken.

Beasley reiterated, COVID-19 is surging again, and economies across the world are declining particularly, in low and middle income countries, and there is an incoming wave of lockdowns and shutdowns. As a result, the money that was available in 2020 will not be available in 2021. He is trying to bring the higher table people together, in person or virtually, to talk and give speeches to sensitize those with power to this tragedy that we are facing.

World Food Program will be needing, USD 15 billion to carry out the agency’s global program that includes food for malnourished children and school lunches that are often the only meal youngsters get.