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The statistics of poverty

Even does not seem, poverty It is like a form of disease that can spread throughout a country. Currently poverty affects very high percentages of various countries, either the so-called developed or underdeveloped.

It is known that the wealth of the world is in few hands due to the unequal distribution of this income. Nearly 90% of these riches are found in only 20% of the world's population. The poor who are the majority in the world do not have the necessary income to live, so they subsist on scarce resources.

Therefore, it is not surprising that more than 1 billion people live on less than one dollar a day. And about 2.8 billion people, about half of the world's population, live on less than $ 2 a day. The objective of international organizations is to reduce the poverty extreme for 2015 in half, compared to 1990 levels.

Since the 1990s, poverty was reduced in certain sectors of the Asian continent, on an average of 5%, in Latin America 3%, while in the other countries it still remains the same.

As part of the poverty sector there is also malnutrition. In this case, those who tend to suffer the most are children under 5 who do not have an ideal weight for their age.

In the case of Africa in an average of 10 years this problem increased by 3%, in Asia decreased by 7% and in Latin America It also decreased by 5%.
There are plans that governments make to be able to see the progress of poverty either its decrease or its increase.

Currently there are at least 900 million people worldwide living in extreme poverty, and although it is a question of ending this problem, it is necessary that the work be constant and in equal proportions, to achieve good results.

Some data that we must remember is that of every five children one does not have the opportunity to study primary education. And about 876 million adults are illiterate, of which two thirds are women. The most dramatic thing is that 30,000 children under 5 years of age die every day from diseases that could have been cured. And in developed countries one child in ten will not reach the age of 5. The leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa is HIV / AIDS.

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