SDG 2: Zero Hunger aims to end hunger around the world by 2030. In 2019, an estimated 690 million people did not have enough food to eat. Moreover, over 3 billion people could not afford a healthy diet – causing a rise in malnutrition, under-nutrition and obesity.
Before COVID-19, the world was not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. Pre-pandemic trends suggested that more than 840 million people could be affected by hunger by 2030. With border closures and lockdowns affecting food supply chains, the COVID-19 pandemic has now put another 130 million people at risk of starvation by the end of 2020.
“When the supply chains break, the most vulnerable still need food to survive”-The World Food Programme. Broken supply chains prevent 11.6 million children from receiving WFP- supported school meals.
“In a world of plenty, it is a grave affront that hundreds of millions go to bed hungry each night.” – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
Follow the link below more information on SDG2 and the impact of COVID-19.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger – United Nations Sustainable Development
Follow the link to see how The Salvation Army is continuing to provide services and resources, such as meals, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Salvation Army International - COVID-19 – Coronavirus news, updates and resources