Brief on Public Health and Social Measures Implementation in Africa: June 30–July 13, 2020

Rendering of the 2019-nCoV virion. Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/REUTERS

In light of recent media reports of increased food insecurity due to COVID-19, this report includes an in-depth spotlight on COVID-19’s impact on food security across Africa (where data is available). In many cases, countries struggled with food security prior to the pandemic and COVID-19 has only made an ongoing crisis worse. As governments weigh loosening, adapting or tightening PHSMs, our analysis aims to highlight how these measures are affecting access to food.