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Eradication of Poverty 2021

18 October 2021


Eradication of Poverty 2021


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18 Oct 2021

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021 - Theme: "Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet".

The COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world during the past year has resulted in over 3.7 million deaths and is reversing decades of progress in the  fight  against poverty and extreme poverty.  According  to the World Bank report on "Projected poverty impacts of COVID-19, "between 71 to 100 million people are being pushed into poverty as a result of the crisis, with the majority of the new extreme poor being found in South Asian and Sub-Saharan countries  where  poverty rates are already high". In 2021, this number is expected to rise to between 143 and 163 million.

These 'new poor' will join the ranks of the 1.3 billion people already living in multidimensional and persistent poverty who saw their pre-existing deprivations aggravated during the global pandemic. 

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