The World has enough food for all but millions of people still suffer from hunger.
The Millennium Development Goal 1 aims at removing the factors responsible for poverty.
Most developing countries have good rates of economic growth; but the gap between the rich and the poor is widening.
The proportion of people living on less than $1 a day has decreased but 925 million people still suffer from chronic hunger. One in every five children in the developing world is still underweight.
In the world, 22% people still live on less than 1.25 dollars a day. There are countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone where high percentages of the population live in misery.
The impact of poverty is the hardest on the most vulnerable groups of the poorest segments of the population. - children, women and disabled. Children that are malnourished when they reach their second birthday, could suffer permanent physical and cognitive damage.