COVID-19 worsening food insecurity: expert

The COVID-19 pandemic has created food challenges. Food prices have gone up over the past few months but millions of people are earning less than they were. So how do they feed their family nutritious food, to bolster them against COVID-19? Mervyn Abrahams, programme coordinator for the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group, speaks on this. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening the risk of food insecurity.

Food prices have gone up over the past few months and households can't afford nutritious meals.

READ: Cost of household food basket rising

The Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group says the fact that feeding a child costs more than the child support grant, isn't making things any better.

Programme Coordinator Mervyn Abrahams said households are faced with a choice between hunger and debt.

The group has warned things will only get worse for underprivileged households.


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