Ending Poverty is Possible Despite Covid-19 Pandemic - Study

Although Covid-19 could set back efforts to eliminate extreme poverty across the globe by anything between three and 10 years, there are signs of hope. The latest update of an international survey of poverty shows that Sierra Leone led the world in reducing poverty in recent years, despite being hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The survey, known as the Multi-dimensional Poverty Index, measures deprivation by taking into account people's access to needs such as safe water, education, electricity, food, housing, sanitation and education.

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Elizabeth Anabu, centre, and Alice Tinsheme, first from right, having food vouchers verified in Lagos.

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