COVID-19 pandemic pushed 55 million more Africans into poverty — ECA 

February 22, 2023 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA), Acting Executive Secretary, Antonio Pedro, revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic had pushed an additional 55 million Africans below the poverty line.

He disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday by ECA’s Communication Section adding that the impact of the war in Ukraine was also expected to further compound the challenge.

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