Our world is faced with many problems nowadays and most of them are caused not by the unrelenting forces of nature or some cosmic phenomenon but by people themselves. While most of the people reading this have never had to worry about surviving the day, this is an unfortunate reality for many people throughout the third world. The causes behind their ill-fated predicament are many, no doubt about it; from wars and civil strife to poverty and hunger, it seems that most of those who live in third world nations have the odds stacked heavily against them from the day they utter their first word.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll take a closer look at the ten biggest third world problems in the world today in an effort to better understand the issues almost a third of our planet’s population have to deal with on a daily basis.
Studies show that one out of every five people alive these days lives below the poverty line. To be more precise, one in every five people has to live on less than a dollar a day, while almost half of the world’s population have to get by with less than two dollars a day. It is estimated that more than 1.3 billion people throughout the third world have less than $1.3 to spend on a daily basis.