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Dhowre Elba warned that world officials need to “start thinking past the health crisis” and on to the potentially looming financial one, which she said could send “half a billion people” into poverty.

The actor, in his role as UN ambassador, helped to launch a $40m (£32.2m) scheme with the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Elba, whose parents hail from Sierra Leone and Ghana, also noted how the effects of such a decline in international farming could have a knock-on effect on food availability and standards in the UK.

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“We’re all part of this world, so if we can help each other [with] forward-thinking – that’s going to save a lot of lives and some livelihoods.”
“There’s going to be a lot of people who are going to be suffering from the economic fallout,” she added.
The fund is intended to help support farmers and food producers in rural areas globally during the pandemic.
Idris, and his wife, model and fellow activist Sabrina Dhowre Elba, have been quarantined in their London home since last month, having tested positive for coronavirus.

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The actor and UN ambassador is calling on world leaders to protect food providers everywhere.