Food insecurity will be the sting in the tail of COVID-19

The Lancet Global Health

This editorial from The Lancet Global Health discusses the effect of COVID-19 on food insecurity, particularly for women and children. "The Global Report on Food Crises estimates that 135 million people were food insecure in 2019, but more recent World Food Programme (WFP) projections indicate that, because of the economic effects of and supply chain disruptions associated with COVID-19, this number could double in 2020, to 265 million people," says the article. "Women and, particularly, children could bear the brunt of the effects of food insecurity, as well as COVID-19-associated health system disruptions."