UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata have warned that the COVID-19 epidemic could trigger a “global food emergency” that could see a doubling of the number of hungry people around the world. Guterres and Kalibata were speaking at the launch of a UN policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition.

“Countries face an agonizing trade-off between saving lives or livelihoods or, in a worst-case scenario, saving people from COVID-19 to have them die from hunger.” -- UN Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata

Download the policy brief here, or read the full Associated Press news article covering the launch.