More Africans Likely To Die Of Hunger Than COVID-19 – Adesina
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President of the African Development Bank (AFDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has expressed fears that hunger and food insecurity may kill more Africans than COVID-19.
He spoke on Tuesday at the Leaders’ Dialogue on Africa COVID-Climate Emergency event organised by the bank and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA).
Adesina said it is important to improve food security in rural and urban communities, particularly with the coronavirus outbreak.
According to Adesina, medicines and vaccines cannot work without food. He said: “I think that the risks are probably much higher for many in Africa to die from hunger than COVID-19 pandemic.
So, we must boost access to food and good nutrition because vaccines are important but only nutrition can sustain.”