2020 is considered to be the worst year of the century. But the UN has warned about 2021, which can be more deadly than the year 2020.
David Beasley, who is heading the World Food Program, said that the year 2021 will be a catastrophe. It would bring the worst humanitarian crisis. There are chances of a deadly famine that will knock on the door of 12 countries in 2021.
“We’re not going to be able to fund everything … so we have to prioritize, as I say, the icebergs in front of the Titanic,” Beasley told the UN General Assembly Friday.
Some people are concerned about the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in poor countries. They are worried that they would struggle a lot in battling COVID-19. We simply cannot accept a world in which the poor and marginalized are trampled by the rich and powerful in the stampede for vaccines,” Tedros told the General Assembly.
Lockdown has imposed many economic impacts on every sector of life. It has increased poverty, and people are suffering due to bad economic conditions. It will also bring a lot of climatic changes that will have negative impacts on the planet earth.
Mark Lowcock, UN Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that the worst famine conditions could prevail in 2021. This could initiate wars for food in positively impacted areas. He added that food security is highly threatened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate change is a significant issue that is threatening in 2021. Due to the climate changes, food security is threatened. The climatic conditions positively impact the food supply chain, and it results in the loss of food.
Thus this is a global crisis situation. Every nation-state has equal responsibility. We have to make a decision very wisely. We have to join hands to fight this situation.