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Conflict, Climate Crisis and COVID-19 Cause Sixfold Rise in People Suffering Famine 

HeadlineJul 13, 2021

Oxfam warns there has been a sixfold increase in people around the world facing famine-like conditions since the start of the pandemic. Conflict was the main driver behind the increase, exacerbated by the climate crisis and COVID-19’s effect on the economy. Meanwhile, the wealth of the 10 richest people grew by $413 billion last year — 11 times more than what is needed to fund the U.N.’s global humanitarian assistance.

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