SDG 1: No Poverty aims to end poverty in all of its forms everywhere by 2030. Before the pandemic, baseline projections suggested that the world was not on course to meet the 2030 goal of ending poverty.
The pandemic has caused the first increase in global poverty in more than two decades and will continue to push millions of people into unemployment. About 100 million people are still being pushed into extreme poverty (living on 1.90 USD or less a day) because they have to pay for health care, says WHO. COVID-19 will continue to have immediate and long-term economic consequences with developing countries most at risk of feeling long term effects of the pandemic. Strong systems of protection and cooperation from private sector and non-profit organisations are needed to ensure that the world stays on track to end poverty by 2030.
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