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United Nations: Corona throws about 115 million people into poverty this year

Selava Omar – Xeber24.net

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, “Antonio Guterres,” stated that Corona has thrown about 115 million people into poverty this year, and stressed that it is “the first increase in decades.”

Speaking on poverty in a message marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which falls on October 17, “António Guterres” said: “Recent estimates indicate that the Corona pandemic may throw up to 115 million people into poverty this year – the first increase in decades. “.

Guterres called for solidarity with people living in poverty, throughout the Corona pandemic and beyond, adding: “We need exceptional efforts to combat poverty, and the pandemic requires strong collective action.”

According to “Guterres”, women are at greater risk of the pandemic because they are more likely to lose their jobs, and less likely to receive social protection.

In 1992 the General Assembly of the United Nations approved 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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