India – and the world at large – is facing an unprecedented crisis thanks to the COVID 19 pandemic with millions being plunged into starvation as a result of the loss of jobs, according to the founder of Christian humanitarian and development agency Gospel for Asia.
“At least in my lifetime I have never seen or heard anything like this happen anywhere in the world…” KP Yohannan said during a recent interview with Sight.
“I would say the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath – both people dying of it and the starvation of millions because of this – has become the most unbearable crisis for people at large and also for our work…This is something really significant and serious and a most important opportunity for us to demonstrate God’s love to the people in need.”
KP Yohannan related how Gospel for Asia (GFA) workers who were involved in distributing emergency supplies of rice and salt and oil to families in India’s north came across family with three children who had spent two weeks without any food.
“We brought this food to them and the man started crying and said they as a family, they were going to commit suicide that evening, end their lives, because they couldn’t see any hope of surviving,” he says. “OK it’s an exceptional story but people are dying everywhere across the shutdown – with no work, nothing.”
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