Though Poverty Declining Worldwide, More Than 2.2B People ‘Poor Or Near-Poor,’ U.N. Reports

Agence France-Presse: More than 2.2 billion people ‘poor or near-poor’: U.N.
“More than 2.2 billion people are ‘poor or near-poor’, with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices, and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday…” (7/24).