Pandemic coronavirus has led to increasing inequality in the world and the growth of the food crisis, about it reported a press-service of the international Association of organizations for the fight against poverty Oxfam.
“In our extremely unequal world, millions of people die each year from hunger. Coronavirus has added fuel to the fire of the growing food crisis. If we fail to act now, before the end of the year from famine caused by the pandemic may die up to 12 thousand people a day,” – noted in the organization.
According to Oxfam, in 2019 821 million people were food insecure, of which approximately 149 million were suffering from hunger in crisis situations.
“The combination of conflict, rising inequality and the escalating climate crisis pandemic coronavirus shook the already battered food system, and millions of people were on the verge of starvation,” – said in Oxfam.
The organization has identified countries and regions where the food crisis has been exacerbated by a pandemic, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Haiti.
“Together they account for 65% of people struggling with hunger around the world. But new hot spots also appear. Countries with middle income, like India, South Africa and Brazil, are experiencing a rapidly growing level of hunger,” – noted in the message.
The organization offers to donate money to countries in which widespread hunger.
As of morning July 9 in the world, the coronavirus has infected 12 012 720. About it reports the Johns Hopkins University that tracks the spread of the disease. Victims COVID-19 548 914 people, recovered 6 562 679.