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September 21, 2020, 11.30 PM

OSLO, – The hardships inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic is having a “devastating” impact on displaced people and those affected by conflict.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) report further stipulated that displaced people and conflict-affected people are being pushed into hunger and homelessness as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

The report, titled "Downward Spiral", is based on assessments and survey in 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, and Yemen.

According to NRC, nearly three quarters the 1,400 people surveyed said they had seen a clear deterioration in their conditions since the pandemic broke out.

Read also: WFP Urges the Rich to Help Prevent a ‘Hunger Pandemic’

For instance, 70 percent "had to cut the number of meals for their household", 77 percent had lost a job or income from work, and 73 percent said they were less likely to send their children to school due to "economic hardship".

"The world's most vulnerable communities are in a dangerous downward spiral," Jan Egeland, NRC Secretary-General, said in a statement.

"Already forced from their homes by violence, often with limited rights to work or access to government services, the economic impact of the pandemic is pushing them to catastrophe," he continued.

Read also: Ex-Smugglers Find Few Benefits of EU Funds to Curb African Migration

Even before the pandemic, the UN was concerned about worsening hunger in the world.


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