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Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Government responds to the UN Secretary-General’s call for urgent action to avert famine


Sweden will immediately provide additional funding to the World Food Programme (WFP) to tackle the global hunger crisis. The world is facing the worst famine since the Second World War due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the UN, the number of people facing acute food insecurity is at record levels. The UN Secretary-General warns that more than 41 million people are at imminent risk of famine without urgent humanitarian assistance.

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