The human and economic costs are no longer the most prominent challenge before the world because of Corona, as this pandemic will be more like the “earthquake” that is followed by aftershocks sometimes with greater intensity than the basic tremor, which will occur either because of its unintended exacerbation due to the spread of the disease or because of the lack of priority in Attention to her in light of the changes taking place in the world
The United Nations says that the effects of the pandemic will not be only medical, as the numbers of people suffering from acute hunger will rise, while the priorities of politicians that were focused during the year on the challenges of climate change will change.
Those working in the shadow economy, or what is known as the informal economies, will suffer from difficult situations, while UN organizations fear 7 million unintended pregnancies during the current period.
Even with regard to the health status of children who are undergoing vaccination programs that protect them from many diseases, they are facing problems and may stop at the end of the crisis.
Many poor and most vulnerable societies within countries will face complex crises, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as economic downturns and high unemployment will push people to limit their purchasing power, which will exacerbate the problem of hunger.
Countries must focus on keeping the food supply chains functioning, while also protecting access to locally-, regionally- & globally-produced food.
– FAO Knowledge (@FAOKnowledge) May 9, 2020
About 55 countries that are home to people suffering from acute food insecurity will need urgent humanitarian and food aid, and those who will survive the Coruna virus may die of hunger, due to the World Food Crisis Report in 2020.
The challenges posed by climate change have begun to take priority on the ladder of politicians and many countries around the world, especially in 2020, but with the start of the crisis of this deadly virus, the priorities of countries have changed, so that containing the epidemic has become their greatest concern.
Despite the benefits that accrue to the climate and the environment due to the closures of many cities, as areas like New York witnessed a decrease in carbon monoxide levels to half of their rates during this period of the year, and pollution levels in China decreased by 25 percent, but what happened reveals the importance of resolving Climate crisis.
The International Monetary Fund said that the global economy in 2020 will suffer from a deeper contraction than we witnessed during the global financial crisis in 2008, where the unemployment rate is expected to rise more than 10 percent during the current world.
According to the International Labor Organization, more than two billion people around the world working in the informal economy, such as daily workers, will suffer during the crisis, as well as suffering among workers in formal economies in the public and private sectors.
Many countries have decided to postpone measles and polio vaccination programs for fear that children will be at risk of being infected with the Corona virus.
The World Health Organization, at the end of last March, recommended that vaccination campaigns be halted.
But scientists at the London School of Health said that continued vaccination programs in Africa would prevent the deaths of 29 to 347 children, as opposed to one case of death from the Corona virus due to vaccination visits.
Dengue fever. Measles. Malaria.
Africa faces a resurgence of these diseases as resources are being diverted towards combatting # COVID19.
– London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (@LSHTM) May 11, 2020
Stopping vaccine programs may cause greater deaths from diseases such as measles, yellow fever, whooping cough, diarrhea and other diseases, which means that the health benefits of continuing vaccine programs will be higher than the risk for deaths due to corona.
The United Nations warns that many families will stop visiting family planning clinics because of the closures. This may mean 7 million unintended work situations in the coming months.
She pointed out that even with the continued work of family planning clinics, they will suffer from the limited distribution of contraceptives due to the failure of supply chains.
# COVID19 is disrupting life as we know it.
47 million women may lose access to contraceptives if the #coronavirus lockdown carries on for 6 months.
– UNFPA (@UNFPA) April 28, 2020
The United Nations Population Fund indicates that health services and closures in the cities are continuously disrupted for 6 months, and this will deprive 47 million people of access to modern contraceptives.