PERU: PEOPLE FLEEING BIG CITIES

PERU: PEOPLE FLEEING BIG CITIES

A significant trend seen around the world is the mass movement of poor working people, locked down in crowded cities where they are now unemployed, who are seeking to escape and return to their rural towns.
In Peru, some 167,000 citizens have sought help from the government to flee urban cities for the countryside. Yet, with the country reporting just 1,344 coronavirus deaths in a population of some 30 million, as a result of the lockdown, nearly one out of every three citizens have lost their jobs within the past few months.
This is similar to what has occurred in India following its lockdown, as hundreds of thousands who were put out of work left big cities to return to their rural towns and villages. It should be noted, as with Peru’s low COVID-19 death count, just 1,566 Indians in a country of 1.38 billion have died.
Peru, as with many other nations, as detailed in one of our Top Trends 2020, “New World Disorder,” was already suffering from economic decline before the virus hit.
Due to the nationwide lockdown to protect against COVID-19, President Martin Vizcarra announced last Sunday a “decree” to bolster Peru’s economy and reopen business activity in phases.
TREND FORECAST: As economic conditions continue to deteriorate, civil unrest, crime, and government clampdowns will escalate. Wars will spill over borders and escalate throughout regions. As economic conditions further deteriorate and violence escalates, citizens in ravaged nations will risk their lives to escape to other countries.

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