International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2011
The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than $1.25 a day. Today, over 1.3 billion people in developing countries fall under this definition of poverty.
Poverty is more than a minimal income. It is inextricably linked to malnutrion, hunger, illiteracy, disease, gender inequality and nearly every other development issue. And according to the United Nations, "People living in poverty face increasingly difficult challenges as climate change, environmental degradation and rising food prices threaten their livelihoods and survival."
- Poverty Facts
- Millennium Development Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Official site for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2011