“International Rescue”: One billion people in the world may be infected with corona, and deaths may reach 3.2 million
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Yesterday, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) warned that one billion people could be infected with the Coronavirus, unless swift measures are taken to curb the spread of the epidemic in the world.
The committee said in a statement issued by it, that the current situation, if it continues, may lead to the death of up to 3.2 million people with the virus, noting that fragile countries, such as Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen, need urgent assistance to avoid the killing of the epidemic.
The president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband, stressed that these numbers should serve as a warning, explaining that the devastating effects of the virus have not been felt yet in the most fragile countries in the world, and countries torn by wars.
The committee added that countries in crisis will be most affected by the deadly virus pandemic, noting that the countries that will suffer later from the epidemic are: “Afghanistan, Burundi, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo Democracy, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela, and Yemen.
The commission obtained these figures from the data and forecasts of the Royal College of London and the World Health Organization.