(Civil Unrest) – The head of the United Nations’ World Food Program is sounding the alarm that we may soon see devastating food shortages the world over as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
So why isn’t this making headlines?
If David Beasley’s claims are true, his claims mean that we could soon see global food shortages on a scale never before seen in modern history, as Newswars notes.
EVEN BEFORE COVID-19 ARRIVED, ARMIES OF LOCUSTS THE SIZE OF MAJOR CITIES WERE VORACIOUSLY EATING CROPS ALL ACROSS AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND PARTS OF ASIA, AND UN OFFICIALS WERE LOUDLY WARNING ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN FOR GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION.
AND NOW THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWNS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED ALL OVER THE PLANET HAVE BROUGHT GLOBAL TRADE TO A STANDSTILL, THEY ARE MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN NORMAL FOOD PRODUCTION OPERATIONS, AND THEY HAVE FORCED COUNTLESS WORKERS TO STAY HOME AND NOT EARN A LIVING.
ALL OF THIS ADDS UP TO A RECIPE FOR A COMPLETE AND UTTER NIGHTMARE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.
On Tuesday, Beasley (pictured at top) said he warned that we may soon see famines of “biblical proportions” by the end of 2020.
From ABC News:
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC COULD SOON DOUBLE HUNGER, CAUSING FAMINES OF “BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS” AROUND THE WORLD BY THE END OF THE YEAR, THE HEAD OF THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, DAVID BEASLEY, TOLD THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY.
BEASLEY WARNED THAT ANALYSIS FROM THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, THE U.N.’S FOOD-ASSISTANCE BRANCH, SHOWS THAT BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS, “AN ADDITIONAL 130 MILLION PEOPLE COULD BE PUSHED TO THE BRINK OF STARVATION BY THE END OF 2020. THAT’S A TOTAL OF 265 MILLION PEOPLE.”
He went on to warn that we are facing “a hunger pandemic,” insisting that urgent action must be taken to avoid complete disaster.
Newswars points out that, in some parts of the world, such a scenario is already taking place. For example, nearly half the population of South Sudan is already facing starvation, where the only source of sustenance for some is dropped from the sky.
THE VILLAGERS HEAR THE DISTANT ROAR OF JET ENGINES BEFORE A CARGO PLANE MAKES A DEAFENING PASS OVER MOGOK, DROPPING SACKS OF GRAIN FROM ITS HOLD TO THE MAROONED DUST BOWL BELOW.
THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO GET FOOD TO THIS STARVING HAMLET IN SOUTH SUDAN. THERE ARE NO ROADS, AND THE SNAKING NILE IS MILES AWAY.
While in South Africa, “chronic” food shortages have already become so dire that it has sparked riots, looting, and civil unrest:
UNREST BROKE OUT IN PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA AMID CHRONIC FOOD SHORTAGES SPARKED BY THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
LOOTERS RAIDED SHOPS, ATTACKED EACH OTHER, THE ARMY AND POLICE AFTER BREACHING ONE OF THE STRICTEST LOCKDOWNS IN THE WORLD.
POLICE FIRED RUBBER BULLETS AND TEARGAS TO DISPERSE THE MOBS BUT LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS FEAR MORE OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE ARE IMMINENT.