[caption id="attachment_5255" align="aligncenter" width="500"]poverty facts Check the article below for a compilation of poverty facts in fields such as education, health, economics and the environment - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The world’s low income countries is a complex, multidimensional issue that goes beyond the lack of income that characterizes it. It affects how, what and when people eat, how they manage their health, the basic resources they have access to, the people they associate with and how they interact with them, and even their way of thinking. Moreover, prolonged, severe poverty can be a crippling problem for families for generations on end and it can be very difficult to escape. But however disastrous poverty can be for millions and millions of people worldwide, their better-off peers still feel very detached from it. It is often as if instances where people live on less than a dollar a day and children starve to death only happen in a galaxy far, far away and not in the same country, or region, or continent. If you identify with the type of person described above, this post is for you. Below you will find poverty facts, which will hopefully be useful in providing you with insight on poverty, its causes, complexity and why it is so important to eliminate it.


POVERTY FACTS: CHILDREN

[caption id="attachment_4458" align="aligncenter" width="460"]poverty facts Poverty facts: In 2013, 51 million under-five year olds were wasted and 17 million were severely wasted. This represents 8 and 3%, respectively, of all children under age five - Photo Credit: Support Child Poverty in Zimbabwe

POVERTY FACTS: ECONOMIC

[caption id="attachment_5251" align="aligncenter" width="500"]poverty facts Poverty facts: The world’s low income countries, which are inhabited by 2.4 million people, account for roughly 2.4% of the world’s exports. - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

POVERTY FACTS: EDUCATION

[caption id="attachment_5250" align="aligncenter" width="500"]poverty facts Poverty facts: In 2012, 31 million primary-school pupils worldwide dropped out of school. 32 million repeated grade.In Sub-Saharan Africa, 11.07 million children drop out of primary school. In South and West Asia, 13.54 million children are in the same situation. - Photo Credit: Pixabay

POVERTY FACTS: HEALTH

[caption id="attachment_5257" align="aligncenter" width="500"]poverty facts Poverty facts: Diarrhea caused by lack of access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation and hand hygiene kills and estimate of 842,000 people annually, which roughly translates into 2,300 people daily - Photo Credit: Pixabay

POVERTY FACTS: HUMAN RIGHTS

[caption id="attachment_3963" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Poverty facts Poverty facts: • More than 200 million women and girls alive today have been subjected to genital mutilation - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

POVERTY FACTS: HUNGER AND MALNUTRITION

[caption id="attachment_4885" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Poverty facts Poverty facts: • There are 780 undernourished people in developing countries, which comprises 12.9% of their population. - Photo Credit: Flickr

POVERTY FACTS: WATER, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

[caption id="attachment_5253" align="aligncenter" width="500"]poverty facts Poverty facts: 2.5 billion people worldwide (most living in developing countries) are forced to rely on biomass, such as charcoal, animal feces and fuelwood to meet their energy needs for cooking. This situation is seen in 80% of Sub-Saharan dwellers and over half of the population of India and China - Photo Credit: Wikipedia

For a quick review on all the poverty facts listed above, check the video below

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