About 6,000 children will die today due to food shortages caused by the pandemic.
They do not die from the virus. They die of starvation and malnutrition.
Just as many will die tomorrow. And as many the day after that.
The UN warned this spring that corona would cause a famine of biblical proportions. Now it’s here.
The number of people affected by food insecurity has risen by 120 million due to the pandemic and its economic effects.
That is why I am so happy that the World Food Programme (WFP) receives the Nobel Peace Prize this year. While the streak of Pentecostal Nobel peace prize winners is over, I couldn’t be happier of the choice of the Nobel committee.
The media does not seem to think it is as exciting and controversial as if Donald “Fire and Fury” Trump had received it. But WFP is needed more than ever.
They do an incredibly good job of identifying hunger crises before they break out and fighting for as many as possible to survive.
The problem is that, like most UN programs, they are underfunded.
Feel free to give a gift to WFP here! you can also download the Share the meal app and get reminded every day as you eat your lunch that a child somewhere else can enjoy the same for less than a dollar.
Micael Grenholm is a Swedish pastor, author and editor for PCPJ.
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