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Pandemic plunges 80m people in Asia into extreme poverty: ADB

Latest findings show region's sustainable development agenda under threat

An 11-year-old boy collecting garbage at the Bhalswa garbage dump in North Delhi, India earlier this year. ADB estimates that up to 80 million more people have been plunged into extreme poverty by the impact of the pandemic.   © AP

MANILA -- The COVID-19 pandemic pushed another 75 million to 80 million people in emerging Asian economies into extreme poverty last year, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Tuesday.

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