As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, the impact it is having on the world’s poorest people is devastating.
Due to the restrictions on movement that are crucial to fighting COVID-19, and the effects of the pandemic on global food supply, over one billion people could be left without sufficient food.
For families in developing countries, this could be more deadly than the virus itself.
As restrictions bite down across the world, they’re affecting supply chains, reducing access to food and taking the livelihoods of millions more people who already suffer from extreme poverty and hunger.
By the end of the year 2020, the number of people facing acute food insecurity could double without drastic action.
The UN warns of the risk of multiple famines unless we act now.
A crisis within a crisis
Concern’s mission is to end extreme poverty, and we do much of our work in countries where the struggle with climate change, conflict and extreme poverty leaves families struggling to get by on a daily basis.
Since the onset of COVID-19, the threat to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities has become far greater again, as they face a crisis within a crisis.
There is only a short window of time for us to help those who need it most – will you help to alleviate the suffering of people like Khadiza?
Khadiza’s family is one of many across the world who are running out of food right now.
Having lived on the income from selling pickles on the crowded streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, lockdown is now preventing Khadiza and her family from earning any money at all.
They have no money left to buy food and this situation, sadly, is being mirrored across many of the world’s poorest communities.
We need your help
In Ireland, COVID-19 has affected lives on an unprecedented level. We all strive to play our part to defeat the virus and help each other come through.
The pandemic may have stopped us from offering a comforting embrace to each other, but it cannot stop our compassion.
Without our help and yours, the number of people going hungry across developing countries could double by the end of 2020.
This is the biggest crisis we have ever faced in Concern, and we need your help. Please send a donation today and help us get emergency food to those who need it the most.