Rising Malnourishment Global Food Prices Spike in Response to the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in rising food prices around the world. Developing countries are particularly at risk - and progress made on global malnourishment has been reversed.
Michelle Davids doing her shopping in Cape Town, South Africa. She hardly afford to buy vegetables any longer.

Michelle Davids doing her shopping in Cape Town, South Africa. She hardly afford to buy vegetables any longer.

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Michelle Davids, a policewoman in Cape Town, can no longer afford to feed her family vegetables.

Michelle Davids, a policewoman in Cape Town, can no longer afford to feed her family vegetables.

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Women in Nigeria harvesting rice.

Women in Nigeria harvesting rice.

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A food market in Lagos, Nigeria: "We expect further food price increases in the coming months.”

A food market in Lagos, Nigeria: "We expect further food price increases in the coming months.”

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A soup kitchen for the needy in Sao Paulo.

A soup kitchen for the needy in Sao Paulo.

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Children standing in line in Michelle Davids' street to receive food handouts.

Children standing in line in Michelle Davids' street to receive food handouts.

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This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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