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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the 2021 theme is Building forward together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet.

The COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world during the past year has resulted in reversing decades of progress in the fight against poverty and extreme poverty.

Poverty Facts and Covid-19 Impacts:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have pushed between 143 and 163 million people into poverty in 2021.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have increased poverty by 8.1% in 2020 relative to 2019 (from 8.4% to 9.1%).
  • COVID-19 has already been the worst reversal on the path towards the goal of global poverty reduction in last three decades.

Shared from www.un.org

Covenant House Vancouver believes in working together to empower children, families, and communities to help end poverty.