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    Absolute poverty is the state in which a subject lacks the means to meet his or her basic needs. Such basic needs are often listed in international poverty reduction programs, and usually include food, water, shelter, basic education, and basic medical care

    Africa has now reached a milestone in the fight against poverty. As of March 2019 - and for the first time since the start of the SDGs - more Africans are now escaping extreme poverty than are falling.

    Hunger poses the feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.

    The most vulnerable and at risk are poor urban communities living hand-to-mouth in informal settlements, and millions of refugees located in densely populated camps across the region.

    An estimated 20 million people already faced acute food insecurity in nine countries before COVID-19 arrived in East Africa and the Horn, with numerous food crises, a massive outbreak of desert locusts and extensive flooding threatening millions across the region, which includes Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti and Eritrea.

    Illiteracy is the inability of someone to read or write.

    To be able to make informed decisions, an essential skill to have is the ability to read and understand – as such, one must be literate be it in their mother-tongue or otherwise. To be well-informed comprises the aptitude to ask intelligent and relevant questions, engage in debate and ability to deduce knowledge from presented material. The absence of this skill means a person cannot perform task such as filling out job applications, reading prescriptions, or reading a bank statement; the personal cost alone is huge, talk less of the wider societal effect. The presents a snapshot of the economic impact illiteracy has both locally and globally.
    Last edited by usa-sigmund-e1; 08-20-2020, 03:34 PM.