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Death by coronavirus or hunger?

Death by coronavirus or hunger?

Update: 2020-04-221
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As coronavirus continues to spread and lockdowns leave swathes of people unemployed, a new problem is emerging: hunger.
It is being witnessed in communities around the world, especially where people are living hand to mouth. We travel to India and Kenya to see how the unfolding hunger crisis is being addressed. Graihagh Jackson hears from one of Nairobi's poorest neighbourhoods - Mathare - that many are not able to buy enough food and are surviving on one,
innutritious meal per day. The local community has rallied to provide fresh water, food donations and cash transfers - but it is not nearly enough to address the scale of the problem. Many say they would rather go out to find work and risk getting coronavirus, than stay home and face starvation. Then to Delhi, where a last-minute lockdown in the country has left thousands of migrant workers stranded and without the means to feed themselves. We speak to a food charity on the unprecedented need for food, how you manage preparing and distributing 22,000 meals per day and what this could all mean for the future of how hunger is perceived and addressed.

To get in touch with the show, please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk.

(Picture: Man receives food donation. Credit: Getty Images/Hindustan Times/BBC)
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Death by coronavirus or hunger?

Death by coronavirus or hunger?

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