World Vision an international development organization working on children’s rights says, 110 million children are going hungry in Asia. The effect of Covid-19 has decreased family income.
The impact of the global pandemic is reducing family income, creating pressure on parents and guardians. Due to which the stored food of 85 million families in Asia is almost inadequate.
According to the World Vision report, the child is constantly feeling lonely. The effects of the Covid-19 economic downturn, which were expected to increase child hunger, violence, and poverty, have already begun. 8 million in Asia due to the lack of adequate food for parents. Child begging, child labor, and child marriage put at risk.
Commenting on the report, Chandan Gomez Interim National Director of World Vision Bangladesh said, “A recent rapid assessment found that 87 percent of children are under stress”. Another 60 percent of children are worried about the impact of the lockdown on declining family income.
“Children, pregnant and lactating women are most at risk because they have to consume less food than they need as a strategy to adapt to this crisis,” added Chandan Gomez.
Robert Shu, Global Vision’s Global Impact Partnership Leader, said the “rapid assessment” was conducted in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. Through which it has become clear that children are now at the top of the crisis in this epidemic.
World Vision data from 14,000 families in Asia, more than 2,400 small entrepreneurs in Africa, and 360 Venezuelan refugees confirm that the fears of international organizations about the effects of the epidemic have already begun.
The World Vision report further states, Governments of various countries, The United Nations (UN) agencies, donor groups, NGOs, and the private sector have called for increased child-sensitive social protection programs.