Thursday, June 28, 2018

Nigeria may have already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take over the number 2 spot

At the end of May 2018, it is suggested that Nigeria had about 87 million people in extreme poverty, compared with India’s 73 million. What is more, extreme poverty in Nigeria is growing by six people every minute, while poverty in India continues to fall. In fact, by the end of 2018 in Africa as a whole, there will probably be about 3.2 million more people living in extreme poverty than there are today. Already, Africans account for about two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor. If current trends persist, they will account for nine-tenths by 2030. Fourteen out of 18 countries in the world — where the number of extreme poor is rising — are in Africa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if they engaged in productive labour?

We begin to understand why ancient societies practices human sacrifice, the Aztecs, the Moloch-worshippers, the Hebrews. Too many damn people.