Shocking facts on the state of poverty in Africa.

by Lucas Jako

POVERTY

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75% of the poorest countries in the world are African countries.

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The countries with the highest levels of extreme poverty* are located  in Sub-Saharan Africa.

*The state of living with 1,06€ per day.

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One third of all Sub-Saharan Africans are undernourished. 40% of Africans struggle

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More than 550 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity.

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More than 730 million people lack access to clean water in the world. 30% of them live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Sub-Saharan Africa misses out every year on 25,5 billion euros of productivity worth due to water and sanitation problems.

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18 million Africans are at risk of leaving their countries due to violence, conflict and abuses to human rights.

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Less than 20% of African women have access to education.

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Uneducated African women are twice as likely to fall victim of AIDS in their lifetime. 

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Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are 230 times more likely to die at childbirth or during pregnancy than any North American women.

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Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are 230 times more likely to die at childbirth or during pregnancy than any North American women.

This represented 1 in 16 African women against 1 in 4000 women in North America.

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More than one million people* in Africa die from Malaria every year. 90% of global deaths from Malaria take place in Africa.

*Mostly children under the age of 5 years old.

 

Sources: theborgenproject.org; sos-childrensvillages.org; un.org