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The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Italy to El Salvador

THE NEW NORMAL
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In our show "The New Normal", which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. In this edition, we focus on food insecurity.

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Our reports on Covid-19:

  • In Italy, because of the pandemic, there aren't enough people to pick the crops this year. The government has taken the unusual step of regularising the status of migrant workers so they can do some of those jobs in the field. Natalia Mendoza and her team report.

     

  • In El Salvador, indigenous people are hit hard by the closure of food markets. With nowhere to sell their produce, these already vulnerable populations risk sinking further into poverty. Vladimir Chamorro and his team have the story.

     

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo is considering agricultural reform in order to be less reliant on food imports. DR Congo is a fertile country with 80 million hectares of arable land, but only 10 percent of it is cultivated. Clément Bonnerot and Juliette Dubois report.

     

  • And in the Gaza Strip, people depend almost entirely on international aid. Now food deliveries to the territory have been delayed by up to three months and desperate families have been forced to sell food vouchers to pay off other debts. Maha Abou El Kass and her team report.

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