WILLS POINT, TX – Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder of a major faith-based humanitarian agency, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, has warned that a new COVID-19 surge could cause catastrophic starvation in poor nations.
Widespread hunger across Asia caused by the pandemic is proving to be “worse than the disease itself,” said Yohannan, president of Gospel for Asia (GFA World).
Yohannan’s warning comes as some countries face a “second wave” of COVID-19 infections, increasing fears of mass starvation as people are unable to go to work.
“For hundreds of millions living in Asia, the threat of starvation is more dangerous than the disease,” he said. “According to the U.N., virus-linked hunger is leading to the deaths of 10,000 more children every month.”
Starving ‘Before Their Eyes’
The missions leader and author of Never Give Up said many parents in Asia are watching their children “starving to death before their eyes.”
Massive numbers of day laborers — the poorest of the poor — are especially vulnerable, along with the legions of children who beg on the streets of Asia’s megacities.
“Many, surprisingly, do not fear the virus; they fear the hunger that will come,” said Yohannan, whose Texas-based organization has helped feed nearly 200,000 people since the pandemic began.
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Learn more by reading these Special Reports:
- The Scandal of Starvation in a World of Plenty — World Hunger’s Ugly Truths Revealed
- Poverty: Public Enemy #1 — Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is Possible, But Not Inevitable
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