The people suffering in the Dominican Republic

February 21, 2019

The Dominican Republic is an emerging economy of approximately 10 million people. It was hit hard by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing the country into its first recession in nearly 25 years. The unemployment rate is high and for people over age 55, it’s almost impossible to find a job at all. The average monthly income for those who do have jobs is $350 US Dollars per month. Roughly 20% live in shacks, without access to running water, proper sanitation or electricity and make less than $2 US dollars a day.