Last Updated: 29 April 2020
The document presents FAO’s component of the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Appeal, focusing on maintaining operations in food crisis contexts, anticipating the secondary impacts of the pandemic and related containment efforts on the world’s most vulnerable people and sustaining critical food supply chains to avert future food crises.
The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger.
The African Tax Administration has published a document titled “Suggested COVID-19 Measures for Revenue Authorities” in an effort to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on African countries’ ability to raise tax revenues.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres launched the UN Coordinated Appeal for COVID-19 (Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19) focusing on 1) coordination and cooperation to suppress the virus; 2) minimizing the social and economic impact of COVID-19 for everyone; and 3) helping poor countries to “recover better,” with more inclusive and sustainable models of development.
” Covid-19 is a global problem to which some of the usual global solutions, like trade, can help. Trade remains a powerful, low-cost tool to improve access to medical supplies and expertise, and support economic resilience. The following recommended short, medium and longer term trade policy actions can fuel the African response to the Covid-19 pandemic.”