For many, the devastating effects of climate change are already here.
- COVID-19 pushed millions more people into hunger in 2020 due to disruption to food procurement and distribution.
- By 2021, 1-in-33 people worldwide will rely on humanitarian aid, a year-on-year rise of 40%.
- Many organizations have warned that COVID-19 is only a precursor of what climate change will mean for food security.
- 2020 was one of the hottest years on record, which saw African farmers face a surge in tough climate conditions as well as crop-destroying pests.