Last Wednesday we began to discuss the state of poverty and food insecurity in the world. There are over one billion people living below the poverty line, however, this not evenly distributed throughout the world. The highest proportions exist primarily in Africa, where over half the population lives on less than $1.50 per day in many parts of the continent. Parts of Latin America and southeast Asia experience similarly high levels of poverty. It is no wonder that the globe's undernourished population has a similar distribution. Over 25% of the population in most of eastern, central, and Sub-Saharan Africa live in hunger.
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Map credits: CIA World Factbook (top); World Food Programme (bottom)