Updated: Apr 26, 2020
With the normal population growth, the global population is expected to exceed 8.5 billion people by the year 2030. However, even with the current global population of 7 billion people the world is struggling to feed itself as it is. Even before the unprecedented crisis generated by the deadly COVID-19 the world was suffering from hunger. According to the new statistics from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the COVID-19 pandemic will see more than a quarter of a billion people suffering from acute hunger as early as by the end of 2020. The number of people who were experiencing food insecurity chiefly due to conflict, climate change and economic crisis were 135 million. With the corona virus pandemic, the number of people enduring food insecurity has sky rocketed to 265 million.