Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns The coronavirus expected to push up to 115 million people into that category. By 2021, this could rise to 150 million. Extreme poverty is defined as living on less than £1.50 a day.
Since 1998, poverty has fallen year on year. In 2020 it's set to rise. We've already lost so much to Covid, let us not lose our hard-earned progress.
Updated estimates of the impact of COVID-19 on global poverty here: BBC News - Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns
Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns