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WHAT'S NEXT?: Due to a deteriorating global economic outlook, more than 130 out of 189 countries will experience reduced income growth, with the average global GDP growth rate falling from 4.1 percent to 3.1 percent between 2011 and 2030. Almost all of the countries with large numbers remaining in extreme poverty in 2030 will be in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.

  • [New] The climate crisis is compounding global inequality, since extreme weather can destroy infrastructure, decrease productivity, and threaten crop health, threatening poorer countries and communities more than rich ones. The Boston Globe
  • [New] Through military aid, economic assistance, humanitarian aid and strong political support at international forums, Canada will continue to have Ukraine's back. CBC
  • [New] 71% of humanitarian assistance over the next decade will continue to go to countries receiving high levels of assistance today. Sipri
  • [New] Overhauling the UK's 40-year-old statutory sick pay system could benefit the UK to the tune of £3.9bn as well as provide better support for millions of workers. Personnel Today
  • [New] Social inequality at a global level appears to be a larger representation of structural and systemic levels creating social inequality and vulnerability at societal and individual levels, and vice versa. Frontiers
  • [New] While at the G7, Minister Sajjan announced $9 million in humanitarian and development funding to support people experiencing heightened vulnerability, including sexual and gender-based violence due to the war in Ukraine. Government of Canada
  • [New] Food prices are hitting all-time highs, pushing hundreds of millions of people deeper into poverty and food insecurity and threatening political stability in regions around the world. Legal Planet
  • [New] By 2050, climate change is expected to put millions of people at risk of hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The Indian Wire
  • [New] The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the resulting unpredictable operating environment meant it was no longer tenable to operate in Russia, nor is it consistent with McDonald's values. Mergers & Acquisitions
  • [New] With 81% of the Ugandan population engaged in rain-fed subsistence farming for food and cash income, climate change poses a major risk to economic growth, livelihoods, as well as export earnings, threatening to exacerbate inequality and poverty. SCALA
  • [New] Most Americans cite a lack of economic opportunity, poverty, and violent crime as motivating factors for why immigrants leave their country, while just two-thirds cite the impacts of climate change. AP-NORC
  • In the short-term, NATO's key priorities will be deterring Russian aggression, reassuring allies, and bolstering political, economic, humanitarian and military assistance to Ukraine. Kings College London
  • Gazans are trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity, which is predicted to worsen due to global food shortages in the wake of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
  • If all children in low-income countries completed their upper secondary educations by 2030, per capita income would increase by 75% by 2050 and advance the fight to eliminate poverty by 10 years. Opportunity International
  • South Korean officials have hoped that humanitarian shipments, including Covid-19 vaccines, could help restart the stalled dialogue between North Korea and the United States and allies. The New York Times
  • Only by creating a reliable electricity supply that meets demand can we hope to address the challenges of poverty and unemployment in South Africa. Global Diaspora News
  • United Nations agencies are warning that price hikes sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine will worsen a food crisis in Africa, where tens of millions of people have already been plunged into extreme poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflicts, climate shocks and economic turmoil. Reuters
  • The latest data will add to fears about rocketing levels of food poverty in the UK after research suggested that 2 million people were skipping meals because a catastrophic cost of living crisis meant they could no longer afford to eat every day. The Independent
  • An additional 1.3 million individuals, including 500,000 children, will slip into absolute poverty by 2023 thanks to the escalating cost of living crisis. Mitsubishi Electric
  • If the Chinese harvest is bad in the coming weeks, it could drive food prices up further, compounding hunger and poverty in the world's poorest countries. The New York Times

Last updated: 27 May 2022


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