Indonesian boys play in a slum area of Jakarta in February. Millions of Indonesians have been left vulnerable to poverty by the pandemic. Photo: EPA Indonesian boys play in a slum area of Jakarta in February. Millions of Indonesians have been left vulnerable to poverty by the pandemic. Photo: EPA
Indonesian boys play in a slum area of Jakarta in February. Millions of Indonesians have been left vulnerable to poverty by the pandemic. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus pandemic

Pandemic wipes out years of progress on Asian poverty, from Indonesia to the Philippines and Thailand

  • Millions of Indonesians have been left struggling by the pandemic, with the country on track to record one of its highest poverty rates in over a decade
  • And it’s not the only Southeast Asian nation suffering the pandemic’s adverse economic effects – poverty is on the increase across the region

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Indonesian boys play in a slum area of Jakarta in February. Millions of Indonesians have been left vulnerable to poverty by the pandemic. Photo: EPA Indonesian boys play in a slum area of Jakarta in February. Millions of Indonesians have been left vulnerable to poverty by the pandemic. Photo: EPA
Indonesian boys play in a slum area of Jakarta in February. Millions of Indonesians have been left vulnerable to poverty by the pandemic. Photo: EPA
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