The extent of poverty in the world is best seen in low

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1 The extent of poverty in the world is best seen in low-income countries rather than the United States because it is more common place in other parts of the world. In fact, the United States government only classifies roughly twelve percent of the population as poor; whereas in other places around the world the vast majority lives no better than even the poorest individuals of the United States and many live a lot worse. In Africa, for example, one third of the population of children is malnourished. Globally, seventeen percent of people suffer from chronic hunger. Malnutrition makes these individuals more susceptible to disease, illiteracy, warfare and slavery. The average American adult eats consumes around thirty-five hundred calories a day. By contrast, the average adult of a low- income country consumes only about twenty-five hundred and endures a lot more physical labor. Every ten minutes one hundred people in the world die from hunger. This number translates to about twenty-five thousand deaths a day and about nine million fatalities a year. There are many
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