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  • 783 million people live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day

  • In 2016, almost 10 per cent of the world’s workers live with their families on less than US$1.90 per person per day

  • Globally, there are 122 women aged 25 to 34 living in extreme poverty for every 100 men of the same age group.

  • Most people living below the poverty line belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

  • High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries

  • One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age

  • As of 2016, only 45% of the world’s population were effectively covered by at least one social protection cash benefit.

  • In 2017, economic losses due to disasters, including three major hurricanes in the USA and the Caribbean, were estimated at over $300 billion.

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