COVID 19 TO INCREASE POVERTY-KEARNS
Written by newsroom on August 19, 2020
An NGO that champions the affairs of women in Zambia has paid glowing tribute to people who have committed themselves to serving others.
Women Aiding Women notes that Humanitarian Aid is critical for the survival of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized people in society.
In a statement to commemorate the World Humanitarian Day, Women Aiding Women National Coordinator Nsama Kearns notes that over 130 million people throughout the world are currently in crisis, either through war or natural disasters and are in need of humanitarian aid.
Ms Kearns adds In Zambia over 2.3 million people are facing serious food crisis due to floods and drought and that Covid-19 is threatening to increase hunger and poverty among the already vulnerable families.
And Women Aiding Women has thanked president Edgar Lungu and all stakeholders for spearheading the distribution of relief food among people affected by natural disasters.
The World Humanitarian Day was founded by the United Nations in 2009 to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and rally support for people affected by crisis around the world.
This year’s day is commemorated under the Theme share humanity.