United nations estimates that more than 1.2 billion people around the world are living in extreme poverty. according to the world bank, extreme poverty is defined as living on less than $1.90 a day. sub-saharan africa has the highest rate of extreme poverty, with more than half of the population living in extreme poverty, while south asia also has a high rate, with more than one-third of the population living in extreme poverty.
Poverty is a global phenomenon and has been a major issue for many years. sub-saharan africa and south asia are the two regions most affected by extreme poverty, as the majority of their populations are living in poverty.
Poverty is linked to a number of issues, such as poor health, lack of education, limited access to basic services, hunger and malnutrition, conflict and displacement, environmental degradation, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, and child mortality. additionally, poverty is linked to a lack of economic opportunities, a lack of access to financial services, and a lack of access to basic infrastructure. all of these factors have contributed to the high rate of poverty in the two regions.