n IMIESA - New project opportunities : Africa




Extracted from text ... 16 - IMIESA OCTOBER 2006 A review of Africa's progress towards achieving the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the first of which is to halve extreme poverty and hunger by the target date of 2015, is a stark reminder that the continent faces a massive challenge if it is to come anywhere close to delivering a better standard of living for its people. Although the poverty rate has declined marginally in sub-Saharan Africa in the past few years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has increased by 140 million since 2002. While humanitarian efforts are ongoing to ..


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