Hunger stalks India's poor in pandemic double blow

Rasheeda Jaleel lives in fear that she may not be able to feed her seven children as millions of Indian families are forced into poverty by the coronavirus wave that is devastating the country. The virus has killed 160,000 in eight weeks, overwhelmed hospitals and shut many businesses. Experts warn that another crisis is looming, with rising levels of hunger among the poor who are already reeling from a first lockdown last year.

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