The world is fast moving towards technological advancements, and many countries are contending to become the superpowers. Today, most countries are equipped with the latest defense equipment and have all the technical know-how to remain connected and progress with the rest of the world. Even in terms of science, the world has advanced so much, and the introduction of the internet has only made lives far more comfortable. However, while this is one side of the coin, the other one is dark as black. Despite all the progress and development, many people still live under extreme poverty levels. People do not have access to basic amenities like food and shelter.
If you are reading this article, you have access to proper shelter, electricity, a gadget to connect with your loved ones, right clothes, and naturally – adequate food. These are some of the basic needs of a human being. If you have all of these, that means that you are living a comfortable life. However, even though the world is moving forward, many people in this world still do not have access to it. Forget about gadgets; they are deprived of even things like food, clothes, shelter, etc. They live on the streets and earn less than $1.9 per day.
With this money in hand, they find it difficult to survive and get the things that they need the most. It leads them to poor health conditions, and they cannot even afford to get proper treatment. Because of this, figures state that over 15,000 people die every single day across the world. It is a huge number, and we must address it at priority to improve the lives of those unfortunate people.
Facts About Poverty
Back in the olden days – if we talk about the 1820s, a vast majority of people lived under extreme poverty. Only a few people of the elite segment had the privilege and access to the comfort of life. The rest all suffered, and the number of deaths was in millions every year due to poverty. However, global leaders took steps towards eradicating poverty, and the numbers reduced drastically over time. It is on records that the number of people living under extreme poverty peaked in the year 1970 with over 2.2 billion people lived under the poverty line.
During the 1990s, the number of people dying due to poverty was humungous somewhere around 35,000 per day. However, the constant efforts of the UN have brought that number down to around 15,000 per day, today. While this number is still huge by any means, efforts are on by many countries to bring this number further down and eventually get rid of this.
While it might not be a big deal for most of us, millions of people suffer from it across the world every day. Access to food, shelter, and clothes is the right of every being, and they should not be deprived of it at any cost. One person can’t solve the issue entirely, so it requires the contribution of everyone across the world to make the world a better place. We hope that the situation improves in the days to come and no person has to die, at least due to poverty.