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World Food Day in focus this week

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Shani Reddy, Macverick Citizen, 12 October 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the hunger crisis, not only in South Africa, but globally. This week several organisations commemorate World Food Day, while other groups focus on education, decolonising prisons, and vaccine trials.

On Friday, 16 October, we observe World Food Day. This day provides an occasion to highlight the plight of hungry and undernourished people in the world, something which has been globally exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. World Food Day is calling for global solidarity to help all populations, and especially the most vulnerable, to recover from the crisis, and to make food systems more fair, resilient, and robust.
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