- 736 million people live in extreme poverty. About half of the world’s poor, around 368 million, live in just five countries: India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia and Bangladesh.
- In developing regions, one in 10 peoplelive on less than $1.90 a day.
- An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (more than 35 percent of the world’s population).
- One billion people live without electricity and hundreds of millions more live with unreliable or expensive power.
- Poverty reduction rates are expected to slow down over the next decade.
Poverty is the principal cause of hunger
- As of 2018, 822 million people are hungry worldwide; that’s one in nine people.
- Over 2 billion people lack regular access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food (about 18 percent).
- 785 million people drink unsafe water or have to travel more than 30 minutes to drink safe water.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in order for food security to exist, four dimensions must be fulfilled: 1) physical availability of food, 2) economic and physical access to food, 3) food utilization and 4) the stability of those other dimensions over time.