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How COVID-19 Worsens Hunger?

The largest producer of food in the world is India. Globally, it is the largest population that faces food shortages before the pandemic.

A recent estimate suggests 189 million people in India are suffering malnutrition and, this created a massive hunger catastrophe when Covid-19 struck India.

In the second wave of Corona, the hunger crisis in India became worse. A report says for each minute people, suffered death due to starvation rather than the deadly virus.

Impact of COVID-19 on Food:

To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the Government imposed strict lockdown in many parts of the country that disrupted the supply of local and global food chains.

This pandemic did not affect only the food chains but also affected the income of 100 million people leading to poverty. According to a recent survey published by Azim Premji University stated that during the pandemic, hundreds of families in India reduced their food consumption. 

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that nearly 40% of the food produced is wasted each year due to inefficient supply chains. The closure of schools affected 370 million children as most students get their daily nutrition from school meals. Over 20% of food production got wasted due to the lack of cooling and storage facilities.

During this second phase of COVID – 19, the health disaster has taken over the hunger crisis, which persists in many villages and towns.

Conclusion

Millions of people have then found themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of economic stagnation, lost livelihoods and the worst part is food shortages.

Covid-19 turns out not only a health crisis but, it is also a hunger crisis. We must develop sustainable solutions to stop the cycle of hunger and poverty of many families to tide over this current situation.

Feeding the hungry should be instilled in everyone’s heart, and we should work together to eliminate hunger. At Irakkam Foundation, we are committed to society’s well-being. Our project “Feedy Needy” is initiated to feed the people in need and save humanity from hunger and poverty.

Join hands with Irakkam Foundation, and together we can make India hungerless.

How COVID-19 Worsens Hunger?

The largest producer of food in the world is India. Globally, it is the largest population that faces food shortages before the pandemic.

A recent estimate suggests 189 million people in India are suffering malnutrition and, this created a massive hunger catastrophe when Covid-19 struck India.

In the second wave of Corona, the hunger crisis in India became worse. A report says for each minute people, suffered death due to starvation rather than the deadly virus.

Impact of COVID-19 on Food

To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the Government imposed strict lockdown in many parts of the country that disrupted the supply of local and global food chains.

This pandemic did not affect only the food chains but also affected the income of 100 million people leading to poverty. According to a recent survey published by Azim Premji University stated that during the pandemic, hundreds of families in India reduced their food consumption. 

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that nearly 40% of the food produced is wasted each year due to inefficient supply chains. The closure of schools affected 370 million children as most students get their daily nutrition from school meals. Over 20% of food production got wasted due to the lack of cooling and storage facilities.

During this second phase of COVID – 19, the health disaster has taken over the hunger crisis, which persists in many villages and towns.

Conclusion

Millions of people have then found themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of economic stagnation, lost livelihoods and the worst part is food shortages.

Covid-19 turns out not only a health crisis but, it is also a hunger crisis. We must develop sustainable solutions to stop the cycle of hunger and poverty of many families to tide over this current situation.

Feeding the hungry should be instilled in everyone’s heart, and we should work together to eliminate hunger. At Irakkam Foundation, we are committed to society’s well-being. Our project “Feedy Needy” is initiated to feed the people in need and save humanity from hunger and poverty.

Join hands with Irakkam Foundation, and together we can make India hungerless.

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