Coronavirus: Stop the poverty pandemic

Coronavirus is about to hit Africa, but it's the poverty pandemic the virus will unleash that will kill the world's poorest people.

Loss of income

will kill the poorest people first

Loss of education

will kill the poorest people first

Loss of family

will kill the poorest people first

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There are no school fees for me and my siblings. It's hard to get food and we have no money to buy clothes. I only eat one meal a day.

Concy, 17, Rwanda

When Concy from Rwanda lost her parents she was still a child, but it it fell to her to look after her five brothers and sisters. She became trapped in cycle of poverty.  Read Concy's story.

The poverty pandemic unleashed by coronavirus is going to push many, many more families like Concy's deeper into poverty - unless we act now.