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Economy Billionaire Wealth Inequality Extreme Poverty

The pandemic created a new billionaire every 30 hours

In early 2020, the world counted 2,095 billionaires. Today—two years, half-a-billion covid cases, and at least 6 million covid deaths later—there are 2,668.
By Annalisa Merelli for Quartz on May 24, 2022
Environment Fossil Fuels Sustainable Development Goals Climate Change

Fossil Fuels Are ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’ Preventing Economic Development, New Report Finds

Unchecked production and use of oil, coal and gas is undermining economic development and is incompatible with poverty alleviation worldwide, a new report has found, presenting a strong counter-narrative to fossil fuel industry claims that their operations improve lives and livelihoods.
By David Vetter for Forbes on June 1, 2022
Economy Demonetisation Urban Poverty Extreme Poverty

Urban poverty rose sharply after demonetisation in 2016, World Bank study shows

Recovery after demonetisation was quick, but overall rate of poverty reduction in 2011-2019 period was lower than in 2004-2011, finds paper published last week.
By Shubham Batra for ThePrint on April 20, 2022
Economy Extreme Poverty Human Trafficking Food Insecurity

After selling a minor girl to buy food, a prime ministerial visit, India’s face of poverty is drowned in debt

Phanas Punji’s next generations have the same level of poverty in what is called inter-generational chronic poverty
By Richard Mahapatra for DownToEarth on March 14, 2022
Economy Household Incomes Poverty Income Loss

Crash in family incomes during COVID will increase inequality for generations

At least two-thirds of households with children have lost income since the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, according to a joint report published on Wednesday by the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and World Bank.
From United Nations on March 9, 2022
Women Bonded Labourers Dalit Women Poor Working Conditions

‘We Live, Work In Filth And Are Treated Like Filth:’ Punjab’s Dalit Women Caught In Cycle Of Bonded Work

Tej Kaur, a Dalit Sikh , has been cleaning and collecting cow dung for 30 years. Her walk is steady but the strain and struggle of working as a siri (bonded worker) for decades are visible on her. She is just over 60, but the wrinkles and wispy grey hair make her seem much older.
By Jigyasa Mishra for BehanBox on February 16, 2022
Economy COVID-19 Extreme Poverty Economic Crisis

COVID-19 Pandemic Pushed Over Half A Billion Into Extreme Poverty: UN Report

In his message marking the International Universal Health Coverage Day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that with the third year of the pandemic fast approaching, we must urgently strengthen our health systems to ensure they are equitable, resilient and capable of meeting everyone’s needs
From NDTV on December 13, 2021
Economy Extreme Poverty High Cost of Drugs Healthcare Cost

More than half a billion people pushed or pushed further into extreme poverty due to health care costs

New evidence compiled by the World Health Organization and the World Bank shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to halt two decades of global progress towards Universal Health Coverage
From World Health Organization on December 12, 2021
Children Slavery Child Abuse Extreme Poverty

As extreme poverty returns, India sees surge in child slavery

Among many gains lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, child labour shows resurgence, worsened by inadequate rescue efforts.
By Kavitha Iyer for Al Jaazera on September 2, 2021
Economy Asia Pacific Working Hour Loss Extreme Poverty

COVID-19: Asia-Pacific region lost 8% of working hours in 2020, says report

The pandemic pushed 75-80 million people in developing Asia-Pacific region into extreme poverty in 2020
By Madhumita Paul for DownToEarth on August 25, 2021