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G-7 must lead the way in relieving poor nations' debt distress

Under Japan's leadership, group can stop crisis becoming human rights catastrophe

| South Asia
A woman holds a saucer and a bowl while her grandson looks on in Colombo in August 2022: Appropriate debt relief would give Sri Lanka fiscal space to provide social assistance.   © Reuters

Sanhita Ambast is Amnesty International's researcher on economic, social and cultural rights.

Growing debt is fast becoming a serious global concern.

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