Giving Tuesday: Hunger Rates Surge During Pandemic
Chuck Todd talks to Charles Meng, Arlington Food Assistance Center executive director and CEO, about hunger rates surging during the coronavirus pandemic. Aired on 12/01/2020.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed.
And now it's time for Giving Tuesday, an event started in 2012 to urge people to donate to charity.
Because of the pandemic, charities are getting more creative than ever in hopes of reaching contributors of all ages. On Giving Tuesday, Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting those in poverty in New York City and ways his organization is helping those in need. Aired on 12/01/2020. The United Nation says child marriage rates have surged in Sierra Leone - because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The UN defines child marriage as a marriage of a girl or boy before the age of 18 and it says the number of girls getting married in Sierra Leone before that age dropped from 56 percent in 2006 to 39 percent 10 years later.
But when schools closed in March, child marriage rates surged.
It estimates that hardships resulting from COVID-19 will drive 13 million more girls to marry before the age of 18.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports. WHO calling on leaders ton maintain HIV services during pandemic