It is not today that the capitalist world is in complete decline and crisis, but the situation that was already chaotic is getting even worse after the arrival of the new coronavirus pandemic. According to an Oxfam report released on Wednesday (8), based on data the United Nations (United Nations), deaths related to hunger in the world will reach the mark of 37 thousand per day, which represents an increase of 48% in relation to the year 2019, 25 thousand daily deaths were registered.
People in a situation of food insecurity reached 821 million in 2019 (four times the population of Brazil), and that number is expected to jump to 900 million in 2020, an increase of 122 million due to the crisis and the pandemic. The worst scenarios are found in nine countries and in conflict regions such as Africa and the Middle East, as well as countries like Brazil, South Africa and India. In June, the UN estimated that about 49 million people are expected to enter extreme poverty due to the pandemic and the crisis.
In Brazil, the numbers related to extreme poverty and hunger are expected to increase significantly, and this is due to the difficult access and the lack of public policies that contemplate those who really need it, as is the case of emergency aid, since a large portion of the population more poor people don't have a cell phone, internet access or other resources to get the benefit. In addition, Oxfam warns about how the dismantling of existing public policies directly influences the numbers of Brazilians in food vulnerability, as was the case with the extinction of the National Council for Food and Nutrition Security (Consea).
The IMF estimates that in the year 2020 there will be a global economic retraction of 4.9% (this in conservative data), which would end 300 million full-time jobs and hinder access to the income of 2 billion workers. Hunger and loss of income will mainly affect developing countries due to dependence on the formal economy, the most affected by the restriction of movements due to the pandemic, 1.6 billion to 2 billion workers will be affected, according to the International Labor Organization. Labor (ILO).
The data presented reveal how the capitalist crisis is more and more accentuated and how the workers should be the most affected with its consequences, following the capitalist logic that profits are restricted to the bourgeois, but the losses are paid for by all workers. The lack of governments committed to workers and to their completely genocidal policies, as is the case in Brazil, increases the numbers of workers in vulnerable social situations, which lead them to extreme poverty and hunger. It is necessary to unite the workers around the construction of the workers' government and the overthrow of capitalism, so that the workers no longer pay for the bourgeois crises and their lives are not damaged by a system of brutal exploitation of the working class.