Facts about Poverty you should know

Poverty can be described as a state of lack where one individual finds it difficult to engage in things that aid survival.

World statistics on poverty shows that 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

Five countries house three-fifths of the world’s extreme poor: Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, India and Nigeria.

A quarter of humanity, 1.6 billion people, lives without electricity.

According to an Oxfam report, if the world’s 100 richest people pooled their collective earnings in 2012, they could have ended extreme world poverty four times over.

There are 2.2 billion children in the world, and 1 billion of them live in poverty.

A third of all poor in developing countries are children aged zero to 12.

The average income of extreme poverty in a developing world rose from 74 cents to 87 cents per day from 1981 to 2010.

About 30 percent of the world’s extremely poor live in India.

80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day.

But we still have individuals who has more than enough to spend.

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