​ADDITIONAL FACTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

  • 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.

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

WEBSITES

  1. Does the website end in .edu, .gov or .org?

  2. Does the site or database article contain a bibliography of sources? 

  3. Is the content provided for public service or educational use? 

  4. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  5. Is there a date associated with the site or information on the site?  

 

BOOKS

  1. Does the book contain a bibliography of sources? 

  2. Is the content for public service or educational use? 

  3. Can you verify the author's credentials? 

  4. ​What is the copyright date? 

  5. ​Will this book give you useful information for your service project?

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