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Indonesia announces Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic move

The financial shock of the pandemic will have a serious impact on poverty, defined as a situation where an individual earns less than $5.5 a day, the …

by · Tuesday, 31 March 2020 · Indonesia, Thailand

Why people in Afghanistan are not taking coronavirus seriously?

Currently, the poverty line is defined as an income of 70 afghanis a day, which is equivalent to about 1 U.S. dollar. The Afghanistan Living Conditions …

by · Tuesday, 31 March 2020 · Afghanistan

Poverty – the real pandemic

Poverty – the real pandemic. Long before coronavirus came along a rural Nepal hospital has been battling a pre-existing public health crisis. COMMENT.

by · Tuesday, 31 March 2020 · Nepal

Asia virus latest: World Bank poverty warning, China factory turnaround

By Agence France-Presse. Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Millions more could fall into poverty in …

by · Tuesday, 31 March 2020 · China, Philippines

Covid-19 pandemic will erase gains, may see 11 million driven into poverty in East Asia and Pacific …

It estimates that under the baseline growth scenario, nearly 24 million fewer people will escape poverty across the region in 2020 than would have been …

by · Tuesday, 31 March 2020 · Thailand

Pandemic to hit growth in Asia, China: World Bank

The baseline scenario called for nearly 24 million fewer people to escape poverty across the region in 2020 due to the pandemic. If the economic …

by · Tuesday, 31 March 2020 · China, Nepal

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

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

Helping the poor and hungry to survive the pandemic

A new program will help provide food to thousands of poor households in the Philippines.

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by · Monday, 30 March 2020 · Philippines

Target highly vulnerable households for support during the enhanced community quarantine

After converting PSA’s 2018 annual regional poverty lines to their monthly equivalents and adjusting for inflation, we get the estimated amount each …

by · Sunday, 29 March 2020 · Philippines