EXTREME POVERTY – This is how we can save millions of people from extreme poverty after COVID-19 (Douglas Broom, WEF)

Volunteers help at the City of Inglewood's annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway during the COVID-19 outbreak, in California, U.S., November 23, 2020.      REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC299K9AJOJJ
The COVID-19 pandemic could push another 200 million people into extreme poverty. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake
  • Millions more people could be pushed into extreme poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new United Nations study says.
  • A sluggish economic recovery will add 200 million to the number of the world’s poorest.
  • But this could be avoided if we accelerate global development efforts.
  • If we take the right actions, the number in extreme poverty could even fall.