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Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, 2020-2023. https://t.co/l6g1vE147d @DeSchutterO #EndPoverty
May 11 11 tweets 3 min read
صدر اليوم تقريري حول #لبنان الذي يظهر أن الأزمة الاقتصادية - التي دفعت الملايين إلى هوّة الفقر - ​​هي مسؤولية النخبة في البلاد وكان من الممكن تجنبها بالكامل. bit.ly/SREP-Leb

#تغيير_مسار_لبنان يظهر تقريري كيف أدّت السياسات الحكومية الفاشلة والتضارب الهائل في المصالح إلى:

• مستويات مروعة في تركيز الثروة في القمة
• قطاع مصرفي غير خاضع للمساءلة
• إهمال مزمن للخدمات العامة
• حماية اجتماعية غير كافية
May 11 10 tweets 4 min read
🇱🇧 Today I release my #Lebanon report. It finds that the economic crisis - which has plunged millions into poverty - is the responsibility of the country's elite & was entirely avoidable.
👉Read our press release : bit.ly/SREP-Leb


1/10 My report shows how failed gov policies & massive conflicts of interest resulted in:

➡️Appalling levels of wealth concentrated at the top
➡️An unaccountable banking sector
➡️A chronic neglect of public services
➡️Inadequate social protection

Sep 11, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Today I release my first annual report on the impact of COVID19 on people in poverty, scrutinizing the recent wave of social protection. I find that most measures are maladapted, short-term, reactive, and inattentive to the realities of people in poverty: bit.ly/2Fix7xx COVID19 is pushing millions into poverty, but the question is not how many, but why: governments were ill-equipped to deal with its socioeconomic impacts, not because they could not anticipate it, but because they never recovered from the austerity imposed after 2010.