United Nations humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock asked the G20 economies on Thursday for $ 10.3 billion (just over € 9 billion) to fund the Global Plan for Humanitarian Aid to the Global Pandemic. Corona virus.
Lowcock, who described the plan as “critical,” has made it clear that it includes emergency response in 63 countries that lack the resources to deal with the pandemic, and that it wants to benefit 250 million people.
Recent forecasts show that global poverty will increase for the first time since 1990 and that 265 million people will starve to death by the end of 2020.
The United Nations also noted that the interruption of imports and the impact of mitigation measures on production and distribution chains would increase the cost of the basic shopping basket in many countries. The number of people with acute food insecurity would reach 270 million by the end of the year, 82 percent more than before the pandemic.