Pandemic Disproportionately Impacting Poor, Most Vulnerable Populations, U.N. SG Warns Ahead Of International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

IPS: Global Poverty Soars — As Incomes of World’s Billionaires Hit New Highs
“Addressing poverty eradication last week, just ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, U.N. chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling ‘disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups’…” (Deen, 10/15).

AP: G-20 suspends poor nations’ debt payments for 6 more months (Crutsinger/Batrawy, 10/14).

AP: Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains (Verza et al., 10/15).

IPS: Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty — Landmark Report (Kentish, 10/15).

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