The Trends Journal has warned for the better part of two years that the COVID-19 War launched by politicians and subsequent draconian lockdown orders will kill more people than the virus as it would accelerate the number of the world’s poorest who face starvation.
See “POLITICIANS CAUSE WORLDWIDE HUNGER CRISIS,”
“GLOBAL HUNGER FROM COVID WAR WILL KILL MILLIONS MORE THAN FROM VIRUS,” and “FOOD PRICES HIT 10-YEAR HIGH, RAISING CONCERN FOR POORER NATIONS.”
The World Food Program, the anti-hunger agency of the United Nations, announced that about 45 million people were on the “edge of famine.” David Beasley, the head of the UN organization, said. “We’ve got conflict, climate change, and COVID-19 driving up the numbers of the acutely hungry, and the latest data show there are now more than 45 million people marching towards the brink of starvation.”
There has been an increase of three million in 2021, the report said. Included among those new cases are those due to America’s Afghan War and its sudden withdrawal. (See “BIDEN ON AFGHANISTAN: “FUCK THAT.”)
About nine million people in Afghanistan are on the brink of starvation, and Pakistan is “dragging its feet” on a request by India to ship 50,000 tons of wheat into Kabul, according to The New York Times. The paper blamed the “souring relationship” between New Delhi and Islamabad for the logjam. The request was made weeks ago, India said. Only about five percent of the population has enough food to eat, the paper reported.
“The humanitarian imperative must be separated from political discussions for the sake of the millions of Afghans in desperate need of food and emergency assistance as the harsh winter quickly engulfs the country,” Mary-Ellen McGroarty, the head of the UN’s program in the country, told the paper.
CNN reported on at least one instance where a father in the country said he sold his 9-year-old daughter for money to buy food for his family.
The Pakistan and India feud underscores the challenges to get food to the world’s neediest. The UN also pointed to hunger problems in several other countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Haiti. Yemen and Syria have been on this list for years.
Oxfam says about 6.9 million people in northern Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance and that there are at least 400,000 living in famine-like conditions with “humanitarian needs . . . outpacing aid.” The UN also blamed Addis Ababa of blocking aid planes to Mekelle, which is the capital of Tigray.
TREND FORECAST: The conditions in these countries will only worsen because the countries that would have historically stepped in to assist will also be faced with rising food prices for their own citizens. The COVID-19 outbreak laid bare how rich countries take care of their own before worrying about poor ones. Just look at the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the disparity scandalous.
As we have forecast when the COVID War was launched in 2020, the move to shut down the global economy in order to deal with the virus would create a global famine on a scale never seen before.
David Beasley, head of the World Food Program, in addressing the United Nations Security Council in April 2020, stated the economic shutdown “could soon double hunger, causing famines of ‘biblical proportions’ around the world by the end of the year.” He added, “Millions of civilians living in conflict-scarred nations face being pushed to the brink of starvation.”
His comments were prescient.
Nothing points to the incompetent and immoral actions of political leaders and their health “experts” more than this issue of mass starvation, a direct result of the unprecedented global shutdown.
While billions of dollars are easily raised to finance the rush to a vaccine, which may never be effective, and while drones fly around searching for citizens not social distancing and police threaten fines and jail time for those not wearing masks, the UN World Food Program has to beg for money to keep hundreds of millions of people from starving.
And, again, virtually nothing about this global tragedy is mentioned in the mainstream news.
TREND FORECAST: As we have long forecast, the deeper economies fall into depression and civil unrest, the faster the global migrant crisis will escalate. Again, in the countries for which refugees will seek safe-haven, there will be strong anti-immigration, anti-establishment, populist movements.