A forum on global poverty

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The missionary bulletinCagliero11 published a forum on global poverty, highlighting some main data on this issue.

9.2% of the world, or 689 million people, live in conditions of extreme poverty.
1.3 billion people in 107 developing countries live in a situation of multidimensional poverty.

How poverty is classified

EXTREME Poverty - means those people who live on $ 1.90 (€ 1.60) or less per day.

ABSOLUTE poverty - when a person cannot afford the minimum needs for nutrition, clothing or shelter.

RELATIVE poverty - a household income that is 50% or 60% lower than the average income of that country.

MULTIDIMENSIONAL poverty - families have no electricity, no drinking water and no one in the family has completed six years of school; poverty is not always a question of income.



ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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