The UN predicted an increase in extreme poverty due to the pandemic

About 71 million people will end up in extreme poverty due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a UN report on the impact of COVID-19 on the implementation of sustainable development goals.

According to the authors, assuming that the pandemic remains at the currently projected level and that the virus activity will resume this year, the poverty rate is expected to reach 8.8% in 2020.
“It is estimated that an additional 71 million people will live in extreme poverty because of COVID-19,” the report said.

According to the authors, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are expected to experience the highest increase in extreme poverty.