It’s Friday morning in Alexandra township…
And dozens of people are gathered in a field outside a food distribution point, hoping today might be the day they get something to eat.
“If you’re hungry, it’s easy to get sick from stress and everything,” says Mduduzi Khumalo, who’s been lining up every day for two weeks. To get food your name has to be on the list and, so far, despite registering multiple times, his hasn’t been.
Khumalo worked as a delivery man before South Africa’s lockdown decimated his income. His children used to get two meals a day at school, but schools are closed now. Every day, the kids wait for him at the family’s tiny home, and every day brings the same bad news.
“They know that if I don’t get anything for them, it’s over,” explains Khumalo.
The pandemic has left the world facing an unprecedented hunger crisis. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has warned that by the end of the year, more than 260 million people will face starvation – double last year’s figures.
“In a worst-case scenario, we could be looking at famine in about three dozen countries,” warned WFP director David Beasley. He said the world could face multiple famines “of biblical proportions within a few short months.“
Oil prices have collapsed, tourism is drying up, and overseas remittances – foreign workers transferring money to their families in other countries – on which many people depend for survival, are expected to decline sharply.
There’s “a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of the pandemic than from the virus itself,” Beasley said.
Sub-Saharan Africa particularly at risk
If global GDP declines by 5% because of the pandemic, another 147 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty, according to estimates by the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute.
More than half of those people – 79 million – live in sub-Saharan Africa, David Laborde Debucquet, a senior research fellow at IFPRI, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Another 42 million are in South Asia, he said.
“We are talking about (people) earning below $1.90 a day… where basically your life is in danger because, when you have this type of poverty and you cannot eat, you will die,” Debucquet told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “This will affect the urban poor much more. In the last couple of decades, we have seen very fast urbanization in these two regions.“
“I’m afraid of getting sick, and I’m afraid of starving.“
Thandi Lebho, 39, lives in the South African township of Diepsloot. She and her husband and three children have been waiting for food donations for three weeks. They haven’t been able to get what they need since South Africa’s lockdown began and her income from selling tupperware containers dried up.
“I’ve registered online and by phone, and I write on the papers from the street, and I came here at the clinic and registered, but nothing happened,” she tells CBS News. When she manages to get to the food distribution truck, it’s already run out of supplies.
“The kids are not going to school and education is going low. We are struggling to get money because I’m working for myself. I’m self-employed – so my business is in my house – so I’m not earning anything now,” she says. “I’m starving now. I don’t have anything.”
She’ll be back in the food line tomorrow, trying to get something to keep her family going.
“I’m afraid of getting sick, and I’m afraid of starving,” she says.
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I have told you on my predictions many times prepare for food .
Who has food will have security but do not preach it you have foods. Just be secret about it tell your kids also never say anything to teacher or any body MYOB. Mind your own businessIf you have shut guns and guns do not show it for example cable man if come fix your TV they are trained if you see something say something and they may alert authority saw guns etc. Any one who comes to your home is spy do not share information’s about your bug outs to any one. In Canada now taking our guns our PM is lunatics indeed. PM of Canada is Justin Trudeau and he is puppet of NWO. He wants also brings back North American Union with Mexico and USA as one nation under GOD? He wants Amero be the money of NAU?
Wake up we do not accept any NWO that is based on control and more control. I accept spiritual new world Order that is helping mankind not microchip with vaccines.
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Khamenei’s advisor to Rouhani: Open up the mosques and holy shrines
Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020 00:44
In a letter to President Rouhani, Alireza Marandi, confidant physician and advisor to the leader of the Islamic Republic, asked him to order the reopening of mosques and holy shrines very soon.
Referring to the beginning of Ramadhan, Marandi wrote: “Since the possibility of the virus transfer is lower in this case compared to others, if you see fit, please order the reopening of mosques and holy shrines while following health guidelines and social distancing.”
He also asked that the Ministry of Health hold classes for clerics who are being sent to different parts of the country on religious missions. SO they want open up dam az shrines so people get more sick with Corona 20 . Hell with Ayatollahs and stupid as they are stupids. USA soon will NUKE IRAN?
war with IRAN is Imminent? Read this ER news thanks to all.
World War 3 is shaping faster than ever? IRAN is cancer of middle east we all agree?
Trump vetoes resolution to restrict military action against Iran
President Trump has vetoed a resolution aimed at constraining his ability to take military action against Iran.
In a statement Wednesday, President Trump said he vetoed the Iran war powers resolution that “purported to direct me to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces in hostilities against Iran.”
“This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party,” Trump added.
He concluded: “Congress should not have passed this resolution.”
The move marks the seventh time Trump has used his veto pen, including on a previous war powers resolution related to the U.S. military’s assistance to Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s civil war.
Congress passed the Iran war powers resolution nearly two months ago, but it was delayed in being officially sent to the White House as lawmakers stayed out of Washington amid the coronavirus pandemic. The House officially enrolled the measure during a pro forma session in April, but the Senate did not enroll it until after the chamber fully returned to town this week.
The House approved the resolution in a 227-186 vote in March as one of its last votes before leaving town. Six Republicans joined with Democrats in approving the measure.
That followed the Senate’s 55-45 approval in February, when eight Republicans voted with Democrats to support the resolution.
Neither chamber’s vote reached the two-thirds threshold needed to override a presidential veto.
Hunger starvation’s and food shortages medicine shortages and water filters shortages and finally break down societies, cities and nations and final collapse is imminent , let us be nicer to each others, let us unity in diversity and think of USA only if we the people of USA for example destroy this nation , then we will become refugees to other nations? Let us find some common grounds and unite is answer or we all go to final collapse of world together with massive anarchism and civil war and martial law and eventually it will happen to all nations same way? Let us all think of USA and North America. We are all patriotic indeed?