One in five Africans often lack food, clean water or medical care, Afrobarometer shows

Poverty

New data from Afrobarometer, collected across an unprecedented 34 African countries from October 2011 to June 2013 demonstrates that “lived poverty” remains pervasive across the continent.

Just two years before the 2015 Millennium Development Goal benchmark year, roughly one in five Africans still frequently go without food (17%), clean water (21%) or medical care (20%). One in two people experience at least occasional shortages.

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