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Half of Myanmar's population risks falling into poverty by 2022 - UNDP

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The dual impacts of the pandemic and Myanmar's political crisis triggered by a military coup could result in nearly half the population, or as many as 25 million people, dropping into poverty by 2022, the United Nations Development Programme warns.

In a report released on Friday, UNDP said the effect of the crises could push millions more people into poverty.

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