About 1.2 billion people today live on less than $1.25 a day, and about 2.4 billion people today live on less than $2.00 a day.
There are 870 million hungry people in the world: about 1 out of 8. The population of Africa in 2014 is1.1 billion and is expected to reach 2.4 billion by 2050. Rapid population growth has complicated efforts to reduce poverty and eliminate hunger in Africa.
The population of Niger, which ranks as the world’s poorest country according to the UN’s 2013 Multidimensional Poverty Index, could nearly quadruple its population by 2050, unless fertility rates fall faster than currently projected.
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