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Poverty In Bali Surges As Tourism Sector Devastated By Pandemic

The global pandemic has devastated Bali’s tourism-based economy, causing poverty to surge across the island. Indonesia’s decision to close international borders in March of 2020 proved devastating consequences on Bali’s tourism industry, causing layoffs, business closures, and lack of economic activity.

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Poverty Rate In Tabanan Bali Surges Since Start Of The Pandemic

The ripple effect of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to shrivel Bali’s economy resulting in mass unemployment and poverty. Tabanan is currently one of the most impacted districts on the island. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) According to data from Tabanan Social Agency, 48,000 people are currently in poverty. The number continues to …

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Crippled Tourism Industry and Drought Lead to Starvation in East Bali

Starvation in East Bali is on the rise as the crumbling tourism sector that once contributed aid can no longer afford to do so. A lack of resources paired with the long term drought in the region has left the people of East Bali in serious need of help. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I …

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