People Facing Starvation Up 82 Percent Worldwide Due to Coronavirus Plague

Photo courtesy of AMG International

World Bank says COVID-19 has impacted food security for vulnerable homes in almost every country.

In November 2020, the United Nations World Food Programme estimated by the end of the year an additional 137 million people could face “acute food insecurity” – meaning their lives or livelihoods are in immediate danger.

That’s 82 percent more than pre-COVID. And families with kids are especially at risk.

Brian Dennett with AMG International has witnessed this tragedy first-hand. “I spent the last 12 years working in Guatemala. We’ve seen hunger in countries like Guatemala and Haiti and others double over this last year. You have millions of families impacted and really in a food crisis.”

AMG serves in over 35 countries providing Gospel hope and several community transformation initiatives.

“We’ve done that for the last 80 years, while at the same time, meeting the deepest needs of people — both spiritual and physical. We have education programs and health care programs and lots of different endeavors,” Dennett says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh


  • Pray for local churches to rally around vulnerable families in their communities.
  • Pray for the people AMG serves to know they are loved and cared for by God.