The IMF said, how many people will be in poverty because of COVID-19

Economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 may lead to the fact that the poverty line will be up to 100 million people worldwide, said in his blog, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva.

"New calculations show that the result (of the crisis COVID-19), 100 million people worldwide could be in extreme poverty that would negate all the progress made in reducing poverty over the last three years," she wrote.

Georgieva also said that the crisis "COVID-19 has caused the greatest damage to those who are already most vulnerable". "This disaster could lead to a significant increase in income inequality. And it can jeopardize the success of development, from education to reducing poverty," she said.

In mid-April, the IMF presented a forecast that the world economy at the end of the year because of the pandemic coronavirus will fall by 3% and in 2021 it will rise by 5.8 percent. However, in late may Georgieva said that more and more data suggests that the reduction in the global economy because of the coronavirus pandemic could exceed 3% by the end of this year.

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