Due to impact of Corona, 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2021

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Geneva: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that the need for humanitarian aid has increased unexpectedly this year due to the Coronavirus infection and that 235 million people need help in 2021. Is forecast to fall. This is due to the global epidemic of coronavirus and conflicts, migration problems, and global challenges including global warming.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) predicts that 40 percent more people will need this type of help in 2021 than this year. OCHA said in its latest annual “Global Humanitarian Observation” on Tuesday that it would need 35 35 billion to reach the 160 million people in need. That’s more than double the 17 17 billion it has received so far this year as a donation to international humanitarian aid.

impact of corona

Mark Locock, the head of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said that the picture of the need for humanitarian aid this year is the most depressing and bleak because global epidemics have hit the weakest and most deprived countries on earth the most. “For the first time since the 1990s, extreme poverty will rise, the average life expectancy will fall and the annual death toll from HIV, TB and malaria will double,” he said.

We expect the number of people starving to almost double. ” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the budget for humanitarian aid was falling sharply due to the impact of Covid-19. Locock said there was a risk of “massive famine” in Yemen.

Crisis-stricken Syria needs major financial assistance, the OCHA said, adding that in addition to Afghanistan, Congo, Haiti, Nigeria, South Sudan, Ukraine and Venezuela needs help. New names on the list include Mozambique, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.