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Latin America: Millions at risk of famine as COVID-19 cases surge

A warning that millions of people in Latin America could go hungry this year, because of COVID-19.

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has warned at least 14 million people in Latin America are at risk of starvation as the region reels from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Many countries are being forced to expand restrictions and extend lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports.