Oxfam: For three billion people the pandemic will be a killer - "this virus will starve us before it makes us sick"

The coronavirus pandemic could push an additional half a billion people into poverty, aid charity Oxfam has warned,

"For nearly three billion people living in poverty and without enough clean water, jobs and access to basic healthcare - and for millions already facing years of malnutrition, disease and conflict - the coronavirus …

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Instiute of Fiscal Studies: Due to lockdown, Hundreds of thousands will suffer chronic health problems for years to come

Hardest hit by the lockdown will be the cancer sufferers, the elderly, those with poor mental health, young children and those currently in utero.

Economic downturn and wider NHS disruption likely to hit health hard – especially health of most vulnerable

Worsening economic conditions and disruptions to NHS services will have …

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Vital work done by charities is threatened by the lock-down, say Macmillan Cancer Support, and Barnardo's

Government support is inadequate to protect work of key charities.

Macmillan Cancer Support chief executive Lynda Thomas said the [government] support did not go far enough.

"We are deeply concerned this commitment fails to recognise the scale of the challenge," she said.

"It won't prevent many of the nation's charities …

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