Inequality in the world: some data to think about

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Starting today in Rome is the World Consultation on Marginalization and Youth at Risk. Below, some data on poverty and inequality in the world, to be re-read for this event:

- 3.4 billion people in the world still live on less than $ 5.50 a day.
- Of these, 2.4 billion people are to be considered "extremely poor", according to the poverty parameters reviewed by the World Bank.
- Around the world, around 10,000 people die every day due to lack of access to health services.
- 262 million children have no access to education.
- 82% of the net wealth increase between March 2016 and March 2017 went to the richest 1% of the global population, while 3.7 billion people received nothing.

Sources: Caritas Rome, Oxfam


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