One hundred and thirty-five million. That’s the number of people around the world who suffered from acute hunger at the end of last year – those whose lives and livelihoods were at risk because of a lack of food.

That was before Covid-19. Now, the number is set to almost double – that’s more than 260-million lives in danger this year. At least that’s what World Food Programme chief economist and director of research, assessment & monitoring Arif Husain says in this interview (https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-coronavirus-crisis-will-lead-to-catastrophic-hunger) with The New Yorker...

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