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One in five Brazilians ended last year in poverty, according to a study by the Instituto for Mobilidade and Social Development

Published by Bom Dia Brasil in 30/06/2022

According to a survey carried out by the Institute for Mobility and Social Development (IMDS), 47.3 million people ended last year in poverty across the country.

The number is equivalent to 22.3% of the total population – the highest percentage in ten years.

The survey also shows that the Black population suffered the most from the increase in poverty, 73% of the total.

“The expectation is that in 2022, with a certain recovery and with other social transfers replacing Emergency Aid, we will be able to see a resumption of the downward trajectory. Today, with this situation, we returned to poverty levels between 2010 and 2011”, says Giovanna Ribeiro, project coordinator at IMDS.

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