Nigeria ranked poverty capital of the world
By TVC News Nigeria
10 November 2019 | 11:38 am
According to the world poverty clock, 6 people fall into extreme poverty every minute. In spite of different Social Intervention Programmes initiated by the FG, Nigeria is still ranked the poverty capital of the world.
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French charity Secours Catholique recently published its annual report on poverty. The NGO, which helped around 1.4 million people in 2019, estimates that their median income is €537 per month, well below the poverty line in France. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, people across job sectors have been left with little or no work, with many households slipping into poverty as a result. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.
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