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Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme’s Response to COVID-19

By Bobby Irven • August 19, 2021 • 1 minute read

Initially started with a health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the livelihoods of people living in extreme poverty in Bangladesh. People with low economic capacity in both rural and urban areas are losing their income because of the shutdown and also facing a decline in their purchasing power as stockpiling, and panic-buying has triggered a price increase. Therefore, the pandemic is pushing poor households into severe food insecurity.

BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme (UPG) (June 2020)