Global Humanitarian Overview: Poverty to Almost Double in Pakistan in 2021

The United Nations (UN) has launched a $35 billion appeal to help more than 235 million people afflicted with a financial crisis globally. According to reports, 10.5 million people in Pakistan are on the UN’s radar of ‘most vulnerable and fragile’ and will receive portions of the global aid through a tentative process.

The United Nations has allocated $285.3 million for Pakistan, according to sources close to the world body. According to the UN report, more than 235 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection for the year 2021. The world body, along with partner organizations, has listed 160 million people across 56 countries as the most vulnerable.


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The picture we are presenting is the bleakest and darkest perspective on humanitarian needs in the period ahead that we have ever set out. That is a reflection of the fact that the COVID pandemic has wreaked carnage across the whole of the most fragile and vulnerable countries on the planet.

“Multiple famines are looming,” the UN emergency chief said, adding that the situation was ‘desperate’ for millions and has left everyone overwhelmed. The ongoing global economic fallout is threatening to have an adverse socio-economic impact on Pakistan. The report suggested instances of growing unemployment, inflation, and poverty.

According to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2020, 1 in 33 people seek emergency relief. The UN report highlighted the impact of the novel coronavirus, stating that because of the unprecedented timeline of COVID, poverty in Pakistan is expected to rise from 24.3 percent to a dismal 40 percent in 2021.