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Third of world’s people get no state aid during pandemic – Oxfam

Third of world’s people get no state aid during pandemic – Oxfam

MATTHEW LAVIETES MORE than a third of the world's population - some 2.7 billion people - has not received government aid during the coronavirus pandemic with gaping differences between rich and poor countries, Oxfam has revealed. An analysis of World Bank data conducted by the Nairobi-based charity found that while $9.8 trillion of aid was spent by 36 wealthy nations, 59 low-income countries spent only $42 billion to cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic. It also found that rich countries have spent at the rate of $695 per person, whereas low-income and emerging countries have spent at a…
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