The rise in poverty was triggered by a lack of new stimulus checks and the end of the $600 weekly unemployment benefit, researchers at Columbia University said.
Long a problem even before the pandemic, the prevalence of hunger in the country has doubled since last year.
Migrants demand justice and food security in country-wide protests, after losing their jobs and being forced to return home.
Rates of food insecurity among kids have reached “an extent unprecedented in modern times.”
Some Indonesians are going hungry because the ongoing pandemic has cost them their jobs.
School systems across the country weigh "grab-and-go" schemes to feed low-income kids while not exposing them or staff to COVID-19.
The report further adds how climate change is making the crisis worse for the poorly performing countries.
“I can't adequately describe how soul-destroying it just to fall and fall and know that there is no chance that you're going to get out of it.”
It's part of a movement to fight hunger, food waste and spare the environment.
Up to half of college students report that they're either not getting enough to eat or are worried about their access to food.