Deaths from Covid-19 related hunger can exceed the number of fatalities from the virus itself, warns Oxfam

Oxfam warned, “Poverty and hunger can cause more deaths than for coronavirus as it has killed more than 549,000 people worldwide.”
Oxfam, an international confederation of 20 non-governmental organizations that work to eliminate hunger and poverty said in a press release that COVID-19 related huger can kill 12,000 people per.
According to an Oxfam report, The Hunger virus COVID-18 is expanding the hunger crisis in the world’s hunger hotspots. Additionally, the health crisis will be giving birth to new epicenters of hunger across the world.
It pointed out the top ten worst hunger hotspots in the world include Venezuela and South Sudan as they are already facing a severe food crisis and it is becoming worse due to the economic impacts from the pandemic. Yemen and Sahel are also highlighted in these hotspots.
The report also identified rising hunger hotspots like India, South Africa, and Brazil where millions are suffering from the health crises. Millions of people who are barely managing have tipped over the edge in this pandemic.
The report also reported that women, and households run by women, are more likely to suffer from hunger even though they play an important role as food producers and agricultural workers.
The statement said “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.”
Oxfam quoted their Interim Executive Director Chema Vera saying “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.

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