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COVID-19 Leaves Millions Hungry Around The World, With Women Disproportionately Affected

Humanitarian group CARE says the number of people undernourished or chronically hungry around the globe will rise from 690 million to 820 million because of the pandemic.
A volunteer prepares to load food into a car at a mobile pantry April 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The organization distributes food throughout the metro area, which has seen an uptick in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The number of people undernourished or chronically hungry worldwide could rise from 690 million to 820 million because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the humanitarian group CARE.

Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in late July reveals that 29 million adults say their household sometimes or often didn’t have enough to

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