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Annette Dixon

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    ...Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of extreme poverty. That’s around a quarter of a million people every day. This is cause for optimism. But extreme poverty and the wrenching circumstances that accompany it persist. Half the world’s extreme poor now live in sub-Saharan Africa, and another third live in South Asia. Worldwide nearly 800 million people were still living on less than $1.90 a day in 2013, the latest year for which we have global numbers. Half of these are children. Most have nearly no education. Many of the world’s poor are living in fragile and conflict afflicted countries. In a world in which so many have so much, it is unacceptable that so many have so little. The international community has laid out a clear vision of what the world looks like in 2030 – it is a world free from extreme poverty with more opportunity for all. ...

    TOI on Oct. 18, 2016, 1:32 p.m.