Coronavirus is causing 10,000 more children to die of hunger per month globally: UN

The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That … Read More

Many more Canadians going hungry as coronavirus pinches economy: StatsCan

The novel coronavirus has ravaged the national economy and more Canadians are going hungry as a result, Statistics Canada announced Wednesday. Food insecurity is sharply higher than the last time … Read More

Coronavirus: Short supply of medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for air

Guinea’s best hope for coronavirus patients lies inside a neglected yellow shed on the grounds of its main hospital: an oxygen plant that has never been turned on. The plant … Read More

Across the world, coronavirus hits poor neighbourhoods harder. Here’s why

Among Canadian cities, Montreal has suffered worst from the novel coronavirus. And within the city, a grim geography has emerged: Montreal’s poorest neighbourhoods have the highest coronavirus rates. Montreal North, … Read More

Coronavirus: $90B could support 700M of world’s poor, UN official says

The U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday that $90 billion could provide income support, food and a health response to the coronavirus pandemic for 700 million of the world’s most vulnerable … Read More