Poverty is something that is unfortunately common in today’s world. From homeless people in American cities, to starving children in Africa, poverty is something that people can not avoid no matter how hard they try.
Even if one has the money to live a good life, there is no getting away from the organizations and foundations who are asking for extra money to help out the less fortunate. You could say no and walk away, however the guilt stays within you as you go about your day.
Poverty affects people on a personal level and grows into creating countries that are suffering from poverty. So which countries are the poorest in the world of 2013? Take a glance at the list below to see which countries need your help.
10. Afghanistan: Annual Income $1,100
Afghanistan is located in South, Central Asia and is a landlocked nation. It is the 41st largest nation with about 650,000 km of land and the 42nd most populous with a population of just over 30 million. The people of Afghanistan average annual income is only $1,100, which is the tenth lowest in the world, and has an unemployment rate of over 35%. One of the main reasons the country is so poor is due to all of the wars that have been fought internally and the lack of outside investments. Afghanistan is also the most dangerous country to live in and visit. Recently, the Afghanistan economy is starting to show a slight rise since refugees are returning home.