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After decades of progress, COVID-19 has set us off track to eliminate poverty and meet other targets. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Samantha Sault
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COVID-19 has led to the first rise in extreme poverty in a generation.
COVID-19 has led to the first rise in extreme poverty in a generation. Image: UN
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The global poverty rate is expected to rise - missing the 2030 target of eradicating poverty.
Without drastic action, we won't meet our goal to eradicate poverty by 2030. Image: UN
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The COVID-19 pandemic increased inequality across many metrics. Image: Oxfam

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