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Today the whole world helping poor

December 19 2007
01:58

December 19 the world community celebrates International Day for the poor.

According to international experts, at the end of the 20 th century about a quarter of the world's population, ie a half billion people, dragging out a miserable existence. In this regard, the UN adopted several programs that aim to eradicate poverty.

The first programs to eradicate poverty started acting 10 years ago, but until the number of people living in poverty has not diminished.

United Nations considers poverty as "a state of prolonged involuntary lack of necessary resources to ensure a decent lifestyle." It means not only lack of money, but rewarding work, comfortable housing, access to good education and health, said calend.ru.

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