The UN and the World Bank warned that the global effects of the pandemic can lead to rapidly increasing extreme poverty. According to the World Bank, 60 million people will become more impoverished.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that millions of people in Africa were dragged into very harsh poverty. Guterres called the world global solidarity for the African continent.
Guterres said that starvation, malnutrition and malaise to disease on the continent began to increase again.
Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres; On the other hand, Guterres congratulated African countries, pointing out that they reacted quickly to the pandemic, saying that the corona cases recorded in Africa were “less than feared”. According to official data, approximately 88 thousand people have been infected in Africa so far, nearly 3 thousand people have died.
Stressing that the spread of the virus is still in its initial stages in Africa, however, the UN Secretary-General asked the international community for additional assistance of $ 200 billion to combat the outbreak in Africa.