the Fight against poverty in regions in Africa and the Middle east can be put back 30 years, warns Oxfam.
Coronakrisen may force the 500 million people out of poverty.
It warns the international aid organization Oxfam in a new report.
in Order not to lose the decades of poverty reduction of the organization, to the world’s richest countries must agree on a bigger bailout.
Oxfam want, among other things, a debt write-off of around six billion dollars.
the Fight against poverty in regions in Africa and the Middle east can be put back by as much as 30 years, warns the organization.
Oxfam cites, among other research from King’s College in London and the Australian National University in Canberra.
On this basis assess the organization, to a half a billion people may be forced into poverty. It is equivalent to eight percent of the world’s population.
– A rescue package will make it possible for poor countries to provide cash benefit to those who have lost their income, and save the vulnerable small businesses, writes Oxfam.
In many developing countries, there is not support for those who lose their jobs during the crisis.
– the G20 finance ministers, The International Monetary fund and the world bank to give developing countries an immediate payment to help them to save poor and vulnerable communities, says Jose Maria Vera, general secretary of Oxfam.
Oxfam also wants the creation of at least one billion dollar in the new international reserves.
Coronavirusset made its foray into the chinese therefore Wuhan at the end of last year. Since then, it has spread to several countries around the world.
On a global level has over 88.000 lost their lives as a result of the virus, while more than 1.5 million have tested positive for the virus. It is estimated, however, with a large mørketal.