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UNESCO report says 40 pct of poorest countries unable to support disadvantaged learners during COVID-19 crisis

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | During the COVID-19 pandemic, about 40 percent of low and lower-middle income countries have not been able to support disadvantaged learners during temporary school shutdown, according to 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published on Tuesday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). …

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Lockdown restrictions escalate malnutrition cases in Manafwa

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Manafwa district have reported an escalation of food insecurity, poverty and cases of malnutrition among the marginalized groups during the time of the COVID-19 lockdown. Dr Emma Gahima, the in-charge of Bugobero health center IV and Manafwa district nutrition focal person …

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Elevated extreme poverty to persist through 2021: World Bank

Washington, United States | AFP | Global economic growth could rebound next year but the number of people living in extreme poverty is expected to remain unchanged, the World Bank warned Tuesday. The projection came after the Washington-based development lender said Monday the coronavirus pandemic could drive between 70 and 100 million people into extreme …

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