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Where is Extreme Poverty?

According to a World Bank report, about 80% of the world’s poorest people live in just 10 countries. Several smaller countries, however, actually have a greater proportion of people living in extreme poverty.

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Source: Prosperity for All

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Polio in Africa: 1988 vs 2012

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via Voice of Ameria with data from the CDC and GPEI

Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only the three countries where polio is still endemic. 

By the end of 2012, the total number of polio cases worldwide dropped 66% over the previous year to just 223. The map above shows the tremendous progress that’s been made in eradicating the disease since 1988

Tim Evans at the World Bank argues that for countries to fully eliminate polio, integrating polio eradication into routine immunization and broader health service delivery will be critical, particularly in communities where the security situation hampers highly visible health campaigns.

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Which developing countries received the most remittances in 2012?

According to a new World Bank report, officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to reach $406 billion in 2012, a growth of 6.5% over the previous year.

The top recipients of migrant remittances in 2012 are India ($70 billion), China ($66 billion), the Philippines ($24 billion), Mexico ($24 billion), and Nigeria ($21 billion).

These flows are expected to rise 8% in 2013 and 10% in 2014 to reach $534 billion in 2015. The size of remittance flows to developing countries is now more than three times that of official development assistance.

Source: Migration and Development Brief 19