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What is the definition of poverty?

According to the United Nations, extreme poverty is defined as:

a) The extreme shortage of basic human needs
b) The lack of adequate water, food and shelter
c) Not having enough money to provide basic necessities
d) Living on less than $1 per day

Answer: D

One in five people around the world lives in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1 per day. In addition, a child dies every three seconds from AIDS and extreme poverty. Experts agree that investing in education and creating fairer trade policies between the richest and poorest
countries of the world could lift 300 million people out of poverty by 2015.

Learn more about poverty and what you can do to help!

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