Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
Fahrettin Altun urged the US to focus on internal 'long-standing problems' such as poverty and racial discrimination instead.
Greeks are having to cut corners on their healthcare as a result of the effects of the economic crisis that began in their country 10 years ago.
Billionaire fortunes increased by 12 percent last year while the 3.8 billion people who make up the world's poorest half saw their wealth decline by 11 percent, says Oxfam in a report.
Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the company was pledging $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in the region.
Worsening poverty in the African nation is forcing some residents of capital Harare to live in cemeteries with officials saying the settlements are illegal.
Over the last three years, more than 1.5 million Venezuelans have left the country, fleeing hyperinflation and food and medical shortages. Some are dying in poverty, and a long way from home.
Bangladesh is a country of more than 160 million people in South Asia. After partition in 1947 it became East Pakistan. But then in 1971 it gained its independence, becoming the country as it is known today.
Family Kitchen's initiative this year provides meals eaten by Muslims after sunset during the holy month of Ramadan – to 500 families in the impoverished refugee camp on the outskirts of Amman.
Vietnam may be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Yet some residents in Ho Chi Minh City are at the cusp of eviction as authorities draw plans to develop the land beneath their feet.
Rising inequality in developing countries is making it increasingly difficult to deal with climate change. It also risks fuelling social instability.
Mongolia was only recently a rising economic star, but a downturn in China has hit its neighbour hard, and now poverty is rising, even as its freezing winter sets in.
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