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    PM stresses multilateral efforts to protect earth

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:09am on November 11, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called upon the global leaders to make multilateral efforts in unison to lessen inequity, exterminate poverty and protect the...

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    Cooperatives can eradicate poverty totally in Bangladesh: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:32pm on November 07, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday stressed the need for formation of village multipurpose cooperative societies to rid the country of poverty completely. ‘No poverty...

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    Experts call for poverty reduction thru social justice

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on October 19, 2020

    Experts on Saturday stressed the need for bringing in social justice and tolerance as aspects of poverty reduction. Speaking in a webinar organised by BRAC,...

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    66pc social safety net beneficiaries non-poor: study

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:40am on September 17, 2020

    Around 65.6 per cent beneficiaries of the social safety net programmes are non-poor, said a study report released on Wednesday. The study was conducted by...

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    Pandemic pushes 47m more female population into poverty: Study

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:26pm on September 03, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty, according to...

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    World Bank chief warns extreme poverty could surge by 100mn

    Agence France-Presse .Washington | Updated at 10:19am on August 21, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic may have driven as many as 100 million people back into extreme poverty, World Bank president David Malpass warned on Thursday. The...

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    COVID-19 pushing millions of children into poverty: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:20am on June 24, 2020

    More than 100 million children in South Asia could slip into poverty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a UN report said Tuesday of...

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    Rashford forces change on UK child poverty

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:34pm on June 16, 2020

    The British government on Tuesday bowed to demands by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to change its policy on free school meals for the poorest...

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    West Bank poverty may double over pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 10:57pm on June 01, 2020

    Poverty in the occupied West Bank may double as Palestinians are hit by the coronavirus, the World Bank warned Monday, just weeks before Israel aims...

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    Pope calls for end to ‘pandemic of poverty’ after coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:16pm on May 31, 2020

    ‘Everything will be different’ after the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Saturday, calling for a fairer society and action to ‘end the pandemic of poverty...