Oxfam report says over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in two years of pandemic: The Hindu

(The column first appeared in The Hindu on January 17, 2022)

  • The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic saw incomes of 99% of humanity fall and over 16 crore people were forced into poverty even as the world’s ten richest men saw their fortune more than double to $1.5 trillion (over ₹111 lakh crore) at a rate of $1.3 billion (₹9,000 crore) a day, a new study showed on Monday…

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