GLOBAL STATISTICS

  • 836 million people live in extreme poverty5
  • About one in five persons in developing regions lives on US$1.90 (S$2.60) a day6
  • The majority of these people belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa7
  • Every day, 42,000 people had to abandon their homes to seek protection due to conflict (2014)8
  • Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity.
  • The richest 10% earns up to 40% of total global income. The poorest 10% earn only between 2-7% of total global income.10
  • In developing countries, inequality has increased by 11% if the growth of population is accounted for.11

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