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fhjuyrc t1_j4bjt8r wrote

Poverty coming back strong in the 21st century. I guess I hoped for better.


john22544 t1_j4evtfa wrote

So far in the 21st century the percentage of the worlds people without access to sufficient calories has been cut by about 1/3. 50 million people per year have been lifted from extreme poverty (living on less than $1.90 per day). In 2000 around 30% of the world's population lived in extreme poverty, today it's less than 10% and is on track to be 0% by the early 30s.