Coronavirus: The United Nations warns of the economic impact of the epidemic on the Arab world


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The United Nations has warned of the economic impact of the Corona epidemic on the Arab world, saying it will throw more than 14 million people into poverty.

A United Nations report estimates that 17 million jobs have been lost in recent months.

According to the report, the economy of some countries will shrink by up to 13%, while losses in the region will exceed $ 150 billion.

The report also says efforts to tackle the pandemic will create opportunities to address longstanding problems, such as gender inequality.

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