economic crisis

Simone Baribeau

Who has the crisis hit hardest?

The 53m people (close to the population of the UK) who will remain in extreme poverty by 2015 who would not have had there not been a crisis.

And that wasn’t the grimmest of the World Bank-IMF Global Monitoring report.

“Although the recovery is underway the negative impact will be lasting,” said Delfin Go, World Bank lead economist, at a press conference.

Among the other impacts of the crisis:

  • 1.2m additional children may die from 2009 to 2015.
  • 100m people (three times the population of Canada) may remain without access to clean drinking water.
  • 350,000 more children may not finish primary school.