More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty and are struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like
and access to water and sanitation, to name
a few. That's a lot of people. Yes. The over whelming majority of people living on less than $1.90 a day live in
and they account for about
70 per cent of the global total of extremely poor people. Lower middle-income countries, including
are home to about half of the global poor.
However, this issue also affects developed countries. Right now there are 30 million children growing up poor in the world's richest countries.