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New crisis: Up to 12,000 per day at risk of hunger under the corona

Up to 12,000 a day.

So many people risk dying of starvation in the aftermath of the coronapandemien, when we reach the end of 2020.

It assesses the development organization Oxfam Ibis in a new report, which is made on the basis of figures from the UN World Food Programme.

According to the UN figures will be 121 million people squeeze out in hunger at crisis level - solely because of the derivative effects of coronakrisen.

According to the report from Oxfam, Ibis stands the world over for a sultkrise, in the worst case can cost more lives than the coronapandemien.

When the pandemic was at its peak in april, was the daily death toll on a global level around 10,000.

According to Oxfam, Ibis among other things bevægelsesbegrænsninger, loss of land and rising food prices, which make thousands of people risk dying of starvation in the aftermath of the coronakrisen.

- You have said that coronakrisen do not distinguish between the rich and the poor, but it is not true. The new figures show once again that the consequences of the pandemic hits the world's poorest hardest, says Kristian Weise, secretary-general of Oxfam, Ibis.

the Report identifies the top ten places in the world where the food crisis is most severe, and where the pandemic makes it worse. It is, among others, Yemen, Syria and the Sahel region in west africa.

even before the pandemic was the number of people starving is increasing. Now, we face an extreme situation with the famine, says Kristian Weise.

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