Monday, August 20, 2018

Global Misery

Two billion people are living in poverty while 753 million others experience extreme poverty and are struggling to survive, according to the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018. Two billion people get less than $3.2 per day. Meanwhile, extremely poor people, whose figure was 753 million, have less than $1.9 daily.

According to the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2018, at least 201 million people in 134 countries were in need of humanitarian assistance to survive in 2017.
The report said 20.7 million people in Yemen were in need, followed by civil war-hit Syria, where 13.7 million people needed assistance. Hosting 3.5 million Syrians, Turkey came third in the list with 12.8 million people, who were in need of humanitarian assistance.
Also, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Kenya, Haiti, Malawi, Colombia, Sudan, Chad, Zimbabwe, Mali, Ukraine, Cameroon, Lebanon, Pakistan, Burundi, Jordan, Central African Republic, Uganda, Niger, Palestine, Mozambique, Madagascar, Libya, Angola, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar were mentioned in the list. Ethiopia, Niger, Pakistan, Somali, South Sudan and Sudan faced three types of crisis at the same time such as conflicts, natural disasters and forced displacements
The report also mentioned the figure of forcibly displaced people across the world increased by 2.9 million in 2017 compared to the figure of the previous year, as the total number reached 68.5 million.
The report said 60 percent of all the assistances went to 10 countries in 2017, 14 percent of which was sent to Syria, which was the largest recipient; Yemen received eight percent.
Syria was the largest humanitarian aid recipient for the fifth consecutive year
Turkey retained the ‘most generous country’ title by saving 0.85 percent of its national income for humanitarian aid in 2017. Turkey provided one-third of 2017’s global humanitarian aid, said the report. The report emphasized that in 2017 Turkey was hosting 3.5 million Syrians, more than any other country.

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