Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19, warns Oxfam
Hunger could kill millions!
A new study by Oxfam; a charitable organization has warned the world for the incoming hunger crisis. 12000 people can die daily of hunger by the end of the year. Millions of people are being pushed towards hunger by the coronavirus pandemic and it could end up killing more people of hunger as compared to virus itself.
The biggest reasons are lockdowns, closed borders, curfews and travel restrictions. More than 1 million extra people in Afghanistan are facing famine increasing tally from 2.5 million to 3.5 million in May,2020 .Humanitarian disaster in Yemen has also triggered, where two third are already facing severe hunger.
“People queue at flour, split peas and food for children at an Oxfam distribution point in Herat, Afghanistan.” Earlier this year
Coronavirus has already forced people in poorest countries into hunger and poverty. Unemployment, lack of health facilities food shortage is worsening day by day. The countries identified by Oxfam as extreme hunger hotspots includes Afghanistan, Congo, Yemen, Venezuela, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria and Haiti.
“The knock-on impacts of Covid-19 are far more widespread than the virus itself, pushing millions of the world’s poorest people deeper into hunger and poverty. It is vital governments contain the spread of this deadly disease, but they must also prevent it killing as many – if not more – people from hunger,”
Said the chief executive of Oxfam GB, Danny Sriskandarajah.