Due to Covid-19 crisis 5 crore people will be very poor
Due to Covid-19 crisis, this year about 5 crore people will be very poor
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, about 49 million people may go into the pit of extreme poverty this year. Not only this, the impact of every one percent drop in global GDP will block the development of millions of children. This is expressed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutaris. He has asked countries to take immediate steps to ensure global food security.
Antonio warned that if immediate steps were not taken, it is clear that the risk of a severe global food emergency is increasing. In the long run, it can affect millions of young children.
Issuing a policy on food security, he said on Tuesday that more than enough food is available to feed the world’s 7.8 billion population, but currently more than 82 million people aged five and over are starving. 14.4 million children are also not developed. Our food system is collapsing. The Kovid-19 crisis has made the situation worse.
This year, due to the Covid-19 crisis, about 49 million people will fall into extreme poverty. The number of people unsafe with food nutrition is continuously increasing. Each percentage drop in global GDP will block the development of seven million additional children. He said that food supply chains have also been disrupted in countries with abundant food grains.
Antonio Gutaris reiterated the need to take ‘immediate action’ to control the worst global consequences of the epidemic. He asked countries to work to save people’s livelihood.
He said that countries need to work more in places where there is maximum risk. He said this meant that countries should make food nutrition services compulsory, while providing adequate protection to those working in the food sector.