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97 % of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022: UNDP

 

  • In a report, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has said that 97% of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022. 
  • The study, which analysed four potential scenarios of escalating intensity and isolation, indicates that real GDP could contract by as much as 13.2%, leading to an increase in the poverty rate of up to 25% points.
  • This analysis suggests that Afghanistan is on course for rapid, catastrophic deterioration in the economic front.