September 17

Analysis: COVID Pushed 31 Million People Into Extreme Poverty

By Adele Peters

For decades, the percentage of people around the world living in extreme poverty—surviving on less than the ridiculously low amount of $1.90 a day—has been dropping. The pandemic reversed that trend. In an annual report that looks at the world’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Gates Foundation says that 31 million additional people have been pushed into extreme poverty because of COVID-19.

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Source: Fast Company (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Technology
SDGs, vaccines