The Covid-19 has caused a great deal of loss of human life around the world. In addition, the disruption of the economic and social system is catastrophic, approximately tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty, while the number of undernourished people is estimated at almost 690 million, this figure could increase to 132 million by the end of the year.
On the other hand, millions of companies face a threat, approximately half of the 3.3 billion workers are at risk of losing their jobs.
The pandemic has affected the entire food system and exposed its fragility. Border closures, trade restrictions, and containment measures have prevented farmers from accessing markets, including to buy inputs and sell their produce, and agricultural workers from harvesting crops, disrupting domestic and international food supply chains and reducing access to healthy, safe, and diverse diets.
Countries facing humanitarian crises or existing emergencies are particularly exposed to the effects of COVID-19. It is critical to respond quickly to the pandemic while ensuring that humanitarian and recovery assistance reaches those most in need.