Extreme poverty

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Extreme poverty is a severe state of poverty in which people are unable to have basic human necessities, such as food, clothes, and shelter.

Signs indicating a person is living in extreme poverty include suffering from hunger, malnutrition, and disease.

Absolute poverty is characterised by a lack of food, inadequate shelter and, in some cases, no shelter, lack of health care or medical services, education or transport system.

The name 'the third world' is sometimes said to be misleading. One criticism is that the term divides the world into three parts rather than stressing the world's unity and interdependence. There is also danger that by using the term 'Third World' it may imply that the people who inhabit the 'The Third World' are not quite as good, important or civilised as inhabitants of the 'First World.'

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