Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Facts of the Day - Poverty

More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report, warning the region will miss most of its development goals. 

The number of people living in extreme poverty rose from 290 million in 1990 to 414 million in 2010. 

The number of undernourished children increased from an estimated 27 million in 1990 to 32 million in 2012.

The number of stunted children increase from 44 million to 58 million between 1990 and 2012. 

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