World Stricken by Poverty

By: Kyle Duff

Top 10 Poorest Countries

  1. D.R Congo
  2. Niger
  3. Burundi
  4. Mozambique
  5. Chad
  6. Liberia
  7. Burkina Faso
  8. Sierra Leone
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Guinea

Extreme Poverty

The 1.25$ a day is the mark for extreme poverty according to the world bank. 1.4 billion people in the world fall under the line of extreme poverty, that is 1/6 of the worlds population. That means 1/6 of the world can only eat about one bowl of rice per day and have no health care. Africa is where most of extreme poverty is.
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Relative Poverty

Relative poverty is where people are off of the general standard of living for the country but they still have basic necessities. But healthy food is still to expensive so they would have to buy the cheap stuff. They could be isolated from the outside world because they can't afford TV or even the daily newspaper. Relative poverty is in more industrialized places.

Poverty in Latin America

About half of the people are working and earn anywhere from 4 to 50 dollars today. The middle class earns 10 to 50 dollars a day and makes up about 34% of the population. 25% of the population lives on less than 4 dollars a day which is extreme poverty. Though the poverty rates are going down but most of the population is still on the verge of poverty. If a natural diasaster occurred it could send most people back into poverty.

Social Exclusion

Social exclusion is a multidimensional problem that people in poverty could face every day. People in poverty are being held back because they are different than everyone . This could range from sexism , racism , political difference or just being looked at different because they are poor. There is no stat to prove social exclusion but I'm sure everyone in poverty has faced social exclusion.