Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger | Prothom Alo

Asia-Pacific countries must take urgent action to tackle COVID-19’s recession-induced hunger

Governments are rolling out unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus packages to prop up their economies. By taking these measures, they are maximizing the chances of a relatively quick economic bounce back. If farmers, for example, are supported so that they can hold on to their assets throughout this crisis, then they will be in a much better position to keep on providing for their families, communities, and towards national food security

Volunteers carry iftar meals to distribute among poor people during ramadan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 April 2020.
Volunteers carry iftar meals to distribute among poor people during ramadan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 28 April 2020.Reuters