Poverty In Guinea

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Guinea: Poverty Guinea is one of the poorest in the world. It ranks 178th out of 187 countries classifies by UNDP, despite its great mineral wealth. About twenty percent live in poverty; food security and malnutrition is among children, widespread. Forty percent of Guinea children below the age of give years of age are malnourished. Development "depends on giving priority to investment in social services such as health and education and the strengthen pf agricultural sector to ensure food security" says United Nations Special Rapporteur, Ms. Magalena Sepulveda stressed; the situation has caused serious consequences. There is rising food insecurity and poverty fueled social tensions in the country from 2006 to 2008. There is still a huge discrepancy between the availability of basic services such as health care, education, and safe drinking water. The number of rural poor (2010 appx.) is four million headcount ratio at poverty line (percent of population) (2007) is sixty three. The national poverty line (2007) is fifty three. Education is being affected by the poverty in the country; school enrollment, primary in 2010 was ninety four percent now it is and the literacy rate, adult total (percent of people ages fifteen and above in 2009) was forty. Health is also affected; there are very little physicians in Guinea to help the people. Corruption also causes poverty in the country. The many problems that encounter Guinea have leaded it to become an underdeveloped nation, even though it has an abundance of natural resources. When the French withdrew their expertise and assistance, ensuring that Guinea's road ahead was steep meaning Guinea would have trouble going up. In 2008, Guineans marked fifty years of poverty. About sixty seven ... ... middle of paper ... ...n capacity has more than tripled, rising from thirty five to one hundred ten metres per hour. The water running is now open every other day." The country’s water board has completed several objects aiming to improve the supply of clean drinking water. Kadiatou Aboubacar Camara says the absence of clean water caused us a lot of suffering. It takes about one hour to travel to the school to get clean water. Children and adults who drank the water would suffer frequent of diarrhea and cholera. A housewife named Amanita Bangoura lives in a village of Mochon. Amanita Bangoura has a new pump on her village and hopefully save others from the same fate and still needs more pumps. The number of people with access to drinking water in the region from fifty nine percent to eighty five percent by 2011 and the main goal of reducing waterborne disease like cholera and diarrhea.
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