Thursday , January 21 2021

Coronavirus: United Nations warns of economic impact of epidemic on Arab world

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The United Nations has warned of the economic impact of the Corona epidemic on the Arab world, saying it would plunge more than 14 million people into poverty.

The United Nations report estimates that 17 million jobs have been lost in the past few months.

According to the report, the economies of some countries will shrink to 13 percent, while losses in the region will exceed $ 150 billion.

The report also says that efforts to tackle the pandemic will create opportunities to tackle long-standing problems such as gender inequality.

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