Could the “hunger pandemic” claim more victims than the coronavirus?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – Many experts warn against the risk of economic, social and food crisis, after the end of confinements. Developing countries would be on the front line.

By Wladimir Garcin-Berson
A village woman fetching bags containing food rations from a village in Ayod county, South Sudan, in February.
A village woman fetching bags containing food rations from a village in Ayod county, South Sudan, in February. AFP / TONY KARUMBA

THE QUESTION. This is a little music that is rising, especially on social networks: in the fight against the coronavirus, the remedy would be, in the long term, worse than the disease. The economic and social crisis which will follow the long weeks of confinement around the world could risk, according to these commentators, a catastrophe even more serious than the epidemic itself. “I can hardly imagine the general amazement when the resumption of activity will reveal the field of ruins that has become the economy“Thus worried the former French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, on Twitter. Recently, the director of the studies department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, also alerted on “the worst economic recession since the Great Depression

One of the dangers raised concerns hunger in the world: for some, the crisis will considerably disrupt people’s ability to feed themselves, leading to a

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