Thursday 9 July 2020 / 12:01 AM International Development / Preet Gill

COVID-19 could kill more people through hunger than the disease itself – Preet Kaur Gill responds

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the latest Oxfam report which warns that more people could die from hunger linked to COVID-19 than the disease itself, said:

“Even before this pandemic, billions of people were facing unnecessary hunger, preventable deaths and extreme poverty.

“Covid-19 has worsened inequalities around the world and pushed millions more into hunger.

“We simply cannot overcome the challenges we face without global cooperation to provide humanitarian support now and to tackle the root causes behind the lack of access to nutritious food.”