More Than 80% of People in Some Developing Countries Have Lost Income due to COVID-19

In Colombia, 87% of respondents reported a fall in income, 84% in Ghana and 81% in Rwanda.Cash injection urged to help poor fight COVID-19 during vaccine wait.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Economists document an 'unprecedented' rise in global poverty in 2020 as fears grow that some poorer countries may not get COVID-19 vaccines until 2024.

More than 80% of people in some developing countries have lost income due to COVID-19, economists said on Friday, February 5th, warning that soaring poverty could hamper efforts to control the disease in nations where mass inoculation may be a long way off.

Without emergency assistance, people desperate to feed their families may flout social distancing measures to look for work, fueling the spread of the coronavirus . . .

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