Oxfam has warned that hunger-related deaths from COVID- 19 can exceed more deaths than the disease which has killed more than 549,000 people globally.
Oxfam is an international confederation that works to eliminate poverty and hunger, on 9th July has expressed their concerns, that Covid-19 related hunger can kill 12,000 people per day by the end of this year.
Venezuela and South Sudan the top ten worst hunger spots in the world, including those that are already facing a severe food crisis. In India, South Africa, and Brazil, millions are suffering from the brunt of the health crisis.
Oxfam said, “Millions of people who were barely managing have been tipped over the edge by the pandemic”
The briefing also observed that houses run by women are likely to suffer more from hunger.
“Women are already vulnerable because of systemic discrimination that sees them earn less and own fewer assets than men. They make up a large proportion of groups, such as informal workers, that have been hit hard by the economic fallout of the pandemic, and have also borne the brunt of a dramatic increase in unpaid care work as a result of school closures and family illness,” the press statement read.
Oxfam quoted it’s Interim Executive Director Chema Vera, “Covid-19 is the final straw for millions of people already struggling with the impacts of conflict, climate change, inequality and a broken food system that has impoverished millions of food producers and workers.”