Extreme poverty is defined by the United Nations as “a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. It depends not only on income but also on access to services”. It mainly refers to people living under the international poverty line, which is $1.90 a day (World Bank, 2017). This is the equivalent of $1.00 a day in 1996 US prices, hence the widely used expression "living on less than a dollar a day”.
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