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The United Nations has released a report indicating that there was a dramatic worsening of world hunger in 2020, much of it likely related to the fallout of COVID-19.

The multi-agency report estimates that around a tenth of the global population – up to 811 million people – were undernourished last year, even though the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully mapped.

The number suggests it will take a tremendous effort for the world to honour its pledge to end hunger by 2030.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is the first global assessment of its kind in the pandemic era.

The report is jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization …