Thursday, July 8, 2021

COVID-19 pushes 124m people back to poverty — UN Report

Millions of children risk never returning to school; while rising numbers have been forced into child marriage and child labour.

By Agency Report

UN says COVID-19 has magnified the challenges of making the world meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as between 119 to 124 million people have been pushed back into poverty and chronic hunger.

SDGs Report 2021, launched on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York, showed the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic had taken on the 2030 Agenda.

The story highlights “In addition to the almost four million deaths due to the coronavirus, between 119-124 million people were pushed back into poverty and chronic hunger, and the equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs were lost."  Read the full article here: