Parece mentira que hoy en día sigue habiendo más de 600 millones de personas (8% de la población mundial) viviendo en pobreza extrema (ganando menos de $1.9 al día), y muchos mas viviendo en pobreza relativa. Pero la buena noticia es que hemos reducido esta estadística drásticamente (con 2.000 millones de personas viviendo en pobreza extrema en los 80).
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In 2015, the United Nations set up the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with the first goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. About 600 million people (8% of the world population) live in extreme poverty, and many people often think of poverty as “their” problem. But the reality is far from it. For example, global pandemics (such as Ebola or COVID-19) are more likely to spur and spread due to a lack of basic health services in parts of the world, and young men who are desperate for food are also more likely to join guerrillas and terrorist groups.