Anti-Poverty Week 2019

Anti-Poverty Week is being held from 13 – 19 October 2019.

Poverty is hunger
Poverty is lack of shelter
Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor

LOOK AT THE BLACK IN THE IMAGE

Extreme poverty is living on less than $1.90 per person per day. Ten percent of the world population live in extreme poverty. Of those in extreme poverty half are children.

LOOK AT THE PURPLE AND RED IN THE IMAGE

Relative poverty is living on less than $5.50 per person per day. The problem with relative poverty is that a failed crop, a natural disaster or illness means that a family can tip rapidly into extreme poverty. Nearly half the world population lives on less than $5.50 per day.

LOOK AT THE YELLOW AND THE GREEN

If the richest countries gave $1 per $100 of gross national income per annum it has been calculated that extreme poverty could be overcome. Australia invests 21 cents per dollar of gross national income and is due to reduce it to 19 cents.

Diane Moore rsj

 

Figures quoted are from antipovertyweek.org.au