A infografia mostra o aumento previsto na percentagem de pessoas em pobreza extrema no mundo.
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Aumento da pobreza global devido à Covid-19

By Ninian Carter

October 8, 2020 - Há mais de duas décadas que a pobreza extrema tem vindo a diminuir,
mas agora a quebra económica da Covid-19 vai criar milhões de novos pobres, segundo o relatório "Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020" do Banco Mundial.

Poverty reduction has suffered its worst setback in decades, after nearly a quarter of a century of steadily declining global extreme poverty (measured as those who have to survive on $1.90 per day).

The "Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020" report by the World Bank provides new data on the cause of the reversal – identifying Covid-19 and associated economic crisis, compounded by effects of armed conflicts and climate change, as the main culprits.

The report shows that pandemic-related job losses and deprivation worldwide are hitting already-poor and vulnerable people hard, while also partly changing the profile of global poverty by creating millions of "new poor".

New poor are more urban, better educated, and less likely to work in agriculture than those living in extreme poverty before COVID-19.

PUBLISHED: 09/10/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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