NEW YORK – UN Warns Thousands Of Child Deaths Due To Economic Downturn. The United Nations, on Thursday, warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die this year due to the global economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Along with that, tens of millions more could fall into extreme poverty as a result of the crisis.
According to details, UN also said that nearly 369 million children across 143 countries dont have sufficient food to eat. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said we must act now on each of these threats to our children.
Leaders must do everything in their power to cushion the impact of the pandemic. What started as a public health emergency has snowballed into a formidable test for the world. The UN report warned that economic hardship experienced by families as a result of the global economic downturn can cause hundreds of thousands of child deaths in 2020.
Businesses across the globe are shut down and more than a billion people are told to stay home to avoid spreading the virus. The International Monetary Fund has predicted the world would suffer its steepest downturn since the Great Depression this year.
The new coronavirus causes the respiratory illness COVID-19. It first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. So far it has infected more than 2 million people along with killing some 138,000 in 213 countries.
UN Warns Thousands Of Child Deaths Due To Economic Downturn.