How much do you know about global poverty?

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While recent strides have been made to decrease global poverty, there is still a lot of work to be done to improve hunger, education, sanitation, and health care worldwide. Quiz yourself on some of the most important facts involving global poverty.

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946 million people still defecate in open common spaces. The problem with this? Inadequate sanitation increases the risk of 16 of the 17 “neglected tropical diseases.”

A man bathes under a broken water pipeline at a riverside on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India on Jan. 20, 2014 (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters).
A man bathes under a broken water pipeline at a riverside on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India on Jan. 20, 2014. 
Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Still, 783 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water. 

Migrants, who were found at sea on a boat, collect rainwater during a heavy rain fall at a temporary refugee camp in Myanmar on Jun. 4, 2015 (
Migrants, who were found at sea on a boat, collect rainwater during a heavy rain fall at a temporary refugee camp in Myanmar on Jun. 4, 2015. 
Photo by Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

The good news is that 95% of people who live a healthier lifestyle can prevent cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and hypertension. 

A man weighs himself on a scale.
A man weighs himself on a scale.
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“Following profound and consistent gains, we now know that extreme poverty can be eradicated within one more generation,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said

United Nations' workers carry humanitarian aid at Sanaa Airport, Yemen on May 16, 2015 (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty).
United Nations’ workers carry humanitarian aid at Sanaa Airport, Yemen on May 16, 2015.
Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency/Getty

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A general view of the wreckage of a slum from the top after a fire broke out, at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 11, 2014 (Photo by Andrew Biraj/Reuters).
A general view of the wreckage of a slum from the top after a fire broke out, at Mirpur in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Feb. 11, 2014. 
Photo by Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Find out more quick facts about global poverty here

A girl lies in a hammock at a slum area in New Delhi, India on Apr. 12, 2015 (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
A girl lies in a hammock at a slum area in New Delhi, India on Apr. 12, 2015. 
Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters

The majority of people who suffer from hunger live in developing countries. 

A child eats lunch beside his parents at a garbage dump site in Jakarta, Indonesia on Mar. 25, 2008 (Photo by Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters).
A child eats lunch beside his parents at a garbage dump site in Jakarta, Indonesia on Mar. 25, 2008. 
Photo by Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

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How much do you know about global poverty?

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