The coronavirus pandemic is a global issue. As of early April, 2020, it was under control in China and South Korea, out of control in the United States and most of Western Europe, and just starting in India, Africa, and the rest of the so-called emerging market countries.
It is often overlooked that there are over 1 billion people in Africa. It’s the same population as India or China, but split across multiple countries.
Unlike Europe and the United States, not much can be done to mitigate the health crisis. It will grow, grow quickly, and be over quickly. Meanwhile, it will take down parts of the food system with it, and that could just as quickly lead to a hunger crisis that kills as many people as the virus.
What can we do to help? We can’t create new organizations from scratch to help, but we can empower dozens of companies already operating the food system to step in and fill gaps.
You can help
More details and contact information for Africa Eats can be found on the Realize Impact website.
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