India

Pakistan offers India help for pandemic-hit poor

… lockdown, Khan announced Pakistan’s largest one-off cash payment program to pay around $1 billion to 12 million poverty-stricken families.

by · Thursday, 11 June 2020 · India, Pakistan, Turkey

He defeated coronavirus. But a bigger battle awaits

Unable to continue his education due to poverty, he left for India at 12, and worked as a laborer. BK first went to Punjab with his brother to find a job.

by · Tuesday, 21 April 2020 · India, Nepal

‘I am so afraid’: India’s poor face world’s largest lockdown

While India’s economy has boomed over the past two decades, pulling vast numbers out of extreme poverty, inequality also has grown. Those near the …

by · Friday, 17 April 2020 · India, Nepal

Pandemic a ‘perfect storm’ for South Asia, World Bank says

… performance in 40 years, with decades of progress in the battle against poverty at risk, because of coronavirus, the World Bank said Sunday. India …

by · Sunday, 12 April 2020 · India, Philippines

Pandemic a ‘perfect storm’ for South Asia, World Bank says

… performance in 40 years, with decades of progress in the battle against poverty at risk, because of coronavirus, the World Bank said Sunday. India …

by · Sunday, 12 April 2020 · India, Thailand

India’s coronavirus relief plan could leave millions without food aid, activists say

India’s lockdown will push many more people into poverty and the government must ensure free food reaches everyone in need, Dreze told Reuters, …

by · Friday, 10 April 2020 · India, Nepal

India’s coronavirus relief plan could leave millions without food aid, activists say

India’s lockdown will push many more people into poverty and the government must ensure free food reaches everyone in need, Dreze told Reuters, …

by · Friday, 10 April 2020 · India, Turkey

India’s poor hit hardest by virus lockdown

… Labour Organization (ILO) said this week that 400 million Indians working in the informal economy risk falling deeper into poverty during the crisis.

by · Thursday, 9 April 2020 · India, Thailand

Survey: 400 million Indian workers may sink into poverty due to COVID-19, says ILO

About 40 crore workers in India working in the informal economy are at risk of falling deeper into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

by · Wednesday, 8 April 2020 · India, Philippines

Social distancing is a privilege of the middle class. For India’s slum dwellers, it will be impossible

"As everything is shutting down, I believe we have no option but to live in this poverty and filth in the city." This story was first published on CNN.com, …

by · Monday, 30 March 2020 · India, Philippines