World hunger, malnutrition soared last year mostly due to COVID-19 – U.N. agencies

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The true extent of the second wave now ravaging India is likely much worse than official numbers suggest

India, home to the world's worst ongoing coronavirus outbreak, has reported more than 17.6 million cases since the pandemic began last year.
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