While COVID-19 is dominating headlines, another kind of emergency is threatening the lives of millions of people around the world—food insecurity.
The two are very much intertwined, however. By the end of 2020, authorities estimate that upwards of 265 million people could be on the brink of starvation globally, almost double the current rate of crisis-level food insecurity.
The above visualization from Visual Capitalist uses data from the fourth annual Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2020) to demonstrate the growing scale of the current situation. No surprise, the biggest impact is in Africa.