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African Refugees Might Starve As Coronavirus Worsens – UNHCR

Coronavirus NigeriaThe UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have come out to say there is an impending hunger and malnutrition among several refugees in Africa as COVID-19 impact worsens.

The UNHCR and WFP revealed this in a recent joint statement.

According to the agency, the refugees are expecting starvation because of the current dwindling funds of humanitarian aid.

The statement added that it is sad that the refugee populations who were previously able to feed and fend for themselves, including many living in urban areas and those working in the informal economy, are also facing significant challenges.

His words, “Refugee populations who were previously able to feed and fend for themselves, including many living in urban areas and those working in the informal economy, are also facing significant challenges.

“Large numbers have lost their only source of income as work possibilities disappeared due to COVID-19 prevention measures.

“Most are not covered by social protection schemes, leaving many families destitute and dependent on humanitarian assistance,”

”At the same time, import and export restrictions are squeezing supply chains.

“In the landlocked Sahel, COVID-19 prevention measures such as border closures and movement restrictions limits capacity to transport products in a region where escalating insecurity, violence and conflict.

“Compounded by the impact of climate change and poverty, has disrupted food security and livelihoods for millions of people.”

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