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Covid-19 pandemic forced over 100 million people into poverty: Guterres

United Nations, Oct 12 (UNI/Sputnik) Over 100 million people worldwide have found themselves below the poverty line due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and more than 4 billion do not have any social assistance, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
"The pandemic has forced more than one hundred million people into poverty. More than four billion people have little or no social support; no healthcare; no income protection when they so urgently need it," Guterres said on Monday, speaking at an International Monetary Fund event devoted to the Covid-19 crisis.
Unequal vaccine distribution dooms the global community to millions of new deaths and prolongs the economic downturn that hits poorer countries the hardest, the UN chief warned.
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