Refugees in the MENA: How Food Insecurity Hits the Most Vulnerable


The outbreak of the Coronavirus has affected the entire world in an unprecedented way. The virus has hit without making distinctions of class, gender, ethnicity, or nationality. Yet, the crisis engendered by the pandemic has exacerbated discriminations and exposed the most vulnerable groups of society to greater risks. While the pandemic is disrupting the food supply worldwide, many find it difficult accessing or affording food. In this regard, the World Food Programme has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to increase the number of people facing acute food insecurity to 265 million in 2020. Among the most exposed groups, the crisis is putting a particular strain on migrants and displaced communities in the Middle East.