The Founder and President of Gospel for Asia has highlighted the major starvation crisis facing South Asia.
In an interview with Evangelical pastor, Francis Chan, Dr. KP Yohannan said that while Covid-19 formed five per cent of the region's problems, lack of access to food was making up the other 95 per cent.
In areas such as Mumbai, deserted streets and train stations mean that children who traditionally beg on the streets are without their major supply of food.
Gospel of Asia, which is a non-profit mission organisation committed to seeing communities in Asia transformed by the love of Christ, has stepped in to help at the ground level, with one Christian church in Mumbai cooking five hundred meals a day.
"I'm asked all the time to talk about the Covid crisis in India and neighbouring nations, and I tell them...Covid...the problem is only five per cent, 95 per cent of the problem is starvation."
In the interview with Chan, Dr. Yohannan also reflected on the coronavirus crisis and the impact it is having on church congregations and donations to church ministry in other countries, such as the US.
He said he believed that the pandemic is a chance for churches in other nations to rethink if what they are doing is purely "for the Lord".
Dr. Yohannan said that workers of God, in more prosperous nations, can also reflect on whether they have built their ministry for themselves.
Dr. Yohannan was born in South India in 1950, is the youngest of six sons and has spent the last 40 years spreading the Good News across the globe. His radio programme, Spirtual Journey, has reached more than 1 billion people in 110 languages. He is also a prolific writer with more than 200 books published in Asia and 11 in the US.