Unicef ​​actually helps people in poverty

What is povertyPoverty: what is it actually?

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More than 760 million people worldwide live in poverty. They struggle to survive every day. Children, women and men in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are particularly affected. Extremely poor are those who have less than 1.90 US dollars a day.

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In many regions of the world, poverty determines everything. There are several forms: A distinction is made between absolute, relative and perceived poverty. All three deal with the unequal distribution of opportunities for people to participate in social life. There is a gap between wealth and prosperity worldwide.

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Poverty is often passed on from generation to generation. A cycle of poverty arises. The three main factors in it are economy, health and income. Like in a vicious circle, they work together as a dangerous mechanism. In most cases, people cannot lift themselves out of extreme poverty on their own.

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Thirst and hunger, undernourishment and malnutrition are often linked to poverty. Homelessness, social exclusion and poor health are often other consequences. The United Nations raises awareness of the problem on October 17th, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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"No poverty" is the first of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the UN aims to achieve by 2030. The organizations in the alliance Aktion Deutschland Hilft also help people who live in poverty. An example: Since education is a way out of the cycle of poverty in the long term, our alliance supports the schooling of girls and boys worldwide.

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The aid organizations of our alliance help people in need. We are active around the world after disasters and in crisis regions. This help for children, women and men is only possible with your donation. Thanks!

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Every donation helps to support people in need. In the alliance we stand by the children, women and men. Together, quickly and in a coordinated manner. Help us to help - now with your donation or as a sponsor of Aktion Deutschland Hilft!

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