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Pandemic puts up to 86mn children at risk of poverty: study

Pandemic puts up to 86mn children at risk of poverty: study

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and UNICEF showed Wednesday.That would bring the total number of children affected by poverty

In Brazil, COVID-19 hitting young people harder

In Brazil, COVID-19 hitting young people harder

More young people are dying of COVID-19 in Brazil than other countries, a trend driven partly by demographics -- the overall population is younger -- but also by poverty and the need to work.The South American giant of 210 million people is the latest flashpoi

'Today is wonderful': Relief in Lagos as lockdown ends

'Today is wonderful': Relief in Lagos as lockdown ends

Africa's biggest city, Lagos, got back to work on Monday at the end of a five-week coronavirus lockdown.In the metropolis of 20 million, where exuberance and poverty live side by side, relief at being able to earn money once again was almost palpable, despite

Virus reopens old wounds for Sioux of Dakota

Virus reopens old wounds for Sioux of Dakota

Like many Native Americans living on reservations in the United States, Dennis Metcalf has faced poverty, hardship and sadness, and now he fears the coronavirus outbreak could devastate his community.Metcalf, a 23-year-old Sioux from the Crow Creek tribe in So

Fleeing pandemic, many Venezuelan migrants head home

Fleeing pandemic, many Venezuelan migrants head home

For the second time in less than a year, Jesus Pena is on the run. The first time, he was fleeing poverty in his native Venezuela. Now, he's heading back to his crisis-stricken home to escape the death spread by the novel coronavirus."We want to go back so w