The Red Cross claims that the Covid-19 pandemic could trigger "mass migrations"

The repercussions of the pandemic that the world is going through are not only reserved for health, economic aspects and population movements on a global scale, they are clear mitigating factors for the future of humanity.

Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, revealed the concerns that the organizations he heads have regarding the future of the world population beyond the health aspect, which is decisive in itself.

The vaccine would be one of the reasons that generates mass displacement.

Regarding this issue, Chapagain explained that migrations are an imminent option for those less favored in economic matters, who will seek to achieve better living conditions after seeing their economic possibilities diminished.

"Therefore, it is not surprising to see a massive increase in migration in the coming months and years," said the secretary of the Red Cross.

In addition, he pointed out that the economic impact that this may have on the nations of the world is higher than the essential care that should be devoted to migrants in their countries of origin on the subject of health.

"The cost of caring for migrants during transit and when they arrive in the destination country is much higher than supporting people in their livelihoods, education and health needs in their own country," he said.

Another highlight, adding to the long list of reasons to migrate, will focus on the vaccine, where it exists, which will become a global displacement boost.

"If people see that the vaccine, for example, is available in Europe, but not in Africa, what will happen? They will want to go to a place where vaccines are available," he explained.

This population movement could contribute to an increase in cases of contagion as people move in search of the vaccine or socio-economic improvements.

Chapagain also said: "In many countries we are increasingly seeing the side effects of the pandemic on livelihoods and the food situation."

Thus, the global economic implications unleashed in parallel with the global outbreak of the pandemic are fundamental when considering the solutions that the nations of the world must take to weigh the terrible consequences that will leave, for months or years, the SARS-CoV-2.

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