Pandemic and poverty do not mix

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By: Diara Ndiaye Follow

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UNCTAD predicts an increase in poverty from the end of this year 2020. Over 700 million people are already living in extreme poverty, that is to say on less than $ 1.90 per person per person. day.


The least developed countries, the LDCs, many of which are in Africa, are expected to account for 53% of this extreme global poverty.

Other alarming figures, according to Unicef, the number of children in the world affected by multidimensional poverty - those without access to education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or to water - jumped 15% in mid-2020, adding 150 million more children out of a total of around 1.2 billion worldwide.

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