Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population below poverty line map
“Live Below the Line” Begins April 27
irishamerica.com - 4/24/2015 8:34:02 PM
UPDATE: Concern has published the first in a multi-part series documenting Gabe Kennedy’s experience in Haiti, where he experienced first-hand the effects and hardship of living below the line of extreme poverty ... countries, by noting that the World ...
Daily life for Nepal's people: poor, diverse
Redding Record Searchlight - 4/27/2015 6:21:37 PM
“Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line,” said the CIA World Factbook. Conflict between Nepal’s monarchy and legislature have led to an unstable ...
Nepal earthquake: Why poverty made Kathmandu a “disaster in waiting”
firstperson.oxfamamerica.org - 4/27/2015 2:39:43 PM
The densely populated capital of one of the world’s poorest countries clings ... Half of Nepal’s 28 million population don’t have access to improved sanitation and live below the poverty line, around one-in-three of them in severe poverty.
Devastating Earthquake in Nepal: Humanitarian Relief and Tackling Poverty
The Huffington Post - 4/26/2015 7:24:15 AM
The densely populated capital of one of the world's poorest countries clings ... Half of Nepal's 28 million population don't have access to improved sanitation and live below the poverty line, around one-in-three of them in severe poverty.
Half of country’s population living below poverty line
Dawn - 6/9/2014 5:59:39 AM
It means that one out of two people in a population of over 188 million live below the poverty line — defined as earning less than $2 a day, based on international standards for middle income countries. According to the World Bank’s Poverty Head Count ...
How has poverty changed in recent years?
Full Fact - 4/23/2015 5:07:37 PM
Similarly, pensioners and young people might differ in their spending on fuel for commuting and heating, and prices for goods and services other than housing also vary across the country ... of the population below the poverty line gives a more accurate ...
New UN report finds bulk of world’s rural populations excluded from healthcare access
UN News Centre - 4/27/2015 5:31:31 PM
The most affected countries are also those which face the highest levels of poverty, the report observes ... According to the ILO, in fact, while half the world’s population lives in rural areas, only 23 per cent of the global health workforce ...
Canadians try poverty to raise awareness, money
rcinet.ca - 4/27/2015 7:47:31 PM
It’s estimated 1.2 billion people around the world live ... “Canada is a country that cares a lot about international development,” says Dominic Mishio, director of Canada’s Global Poverty Project and the Live Below The Line campaign.
United Community of Riverside: Living Below the Line
highlandernews.org - 4/21/2015 6:21:35 PM
This is because I will be taking the Live Below the Line Challenge ... However, because we live in a first-world country with a huge economy, a social safety net and HBO GO, the lives of those in poverty are often rendered invisible.
How countries cope with migrants arriving by boat
Lincoln Journal Star - 4/21/2015 10:21:58 AM
Report: Even with full-time jobs, families stuck in poverty Even with full-time employment, 84 percent of the Center for People in Need’s working clients live below the poverty line, according to the ce…
Sustainability is Key to Fight World's Food Crisis Amid Drought, Floods
AccuWeather - 4/27/2015 3:51:18 PM
"Sustainable agriculture enables us to feed our growing population while ... there is a 33 percent global level of soil degradation, which has the potential to threaten food security and increase poverty rates around the world. "Soils are essential for ...
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Like many other healthy countries, the relatively high level of health-care ... Iceland, by population, is the smallest of the 10 healthiest countries. Iceland is the sixth healthiest country world-wide partly because it had the highest life expectancy ...
APC will end poverty, not manage it – Tinubu
P.M. News Nigeria - 4/23/2015 11:27:01 PM
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress has assured Nigerians that the party will not manage the poverty level in the country, categorically ... Read Tinubu’s full speech below: I am delighted to address this assembly ...
Our stunted democracy could learn from Kazakhstan: Another Bush/Clinton race doesn’t look free to the rest of the world
Salon - 4/27/2015 10:53:38 PM
According to the Guardian, “Nazarbaev has clamped down on dissent in Kazakhstan, and the country has never held an election ... overall and they only have 5.3 percent of the population below the poverty line. In the United States 14.5 percent of ...
India's Poverty is Social Violence
NDTV - 4/21/2015 2:32:31 PM
What is noteworthy, firstly, is that the poverty of which he promised erasure is closer to near starvation-level ultra-poverty ... rivers and forests in this teeming, ancient country, there is also poverty. There has been poverty in the past, it exists ...