“World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley told the U.N. Security Council that even before COVID-19 became an issue, he was telling world leaders that ‘2020 would be facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.’ That’s because of wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere, locust swarms in Africa, frequent natural disasters and economic crises including in Lebanon, Congo, Sudan and Ethiopia.” AP: UN food agency chief: World on brink of a hunger pandemic.

+ Of course, by way of miles-long lines at food banks, we’ve already seen a shocking amount of hunger in the US. Here’s an interesting angle on that topic from Andrew Fisher: The COVID Crisis Is Reinforcing the Hunger Industrial Complex. “Charity has become the governing metaphor of the pandemic response, replacing justice, which itself has been placed on a ventilator.”