With all the availability of natural resources, the humans have been exploiting many of them willingly or unwillingly. The estimate of poverty of a country is measured by its annual GDP. The developed countries are strongly needed to come forward and help those who are suffering from sanitation issues, water mismanagement, food and health problems, and industrial lags. Below is the list of top 10 poorest countries in the world 2015.
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The people of Burundi have long been suffering from dirty drinking water resources. Due to the non-satisfactory hygienic environment, this country has high ratio of people with AIDS and skin problems. There is lack of proper transportation system, making the country fully deprived.
Congo is a country with 70% of world’s mineral resources. It is very unfortunate that the country still lacks proper flow of resources and money. Here the GDP per capita is USD348. People are left jobless and have to suffer from severe lack of life’s basic facilities.
8. Gaza Strip
Gaza has always been in headlines due to being a poor country. Recently, it was much talked about because of war which is the sole reason of economic declination of the country. People here are left unemployed and the government seems to be non-serious to help them get out of the economic crisis.
Decades ago, Zimbabwe used to be an economically fit country. Now the situation has been totally changed. This country has become poor since 2000. The reasons are corruption and mismanagement of government that led to exponential decline of the country. There is lack of proper check and balance, and the population of the country has increased tremendously.
Zambia is one of the major producers of copper in the world. Still this country has not learnt how to make best out of its resources. Zambia also has cement factories and agriculture industries. It is not capable to get out of the poverty, and the situation is becoming more and more serious.
Togo is another country with extreme political and economic crisis. There is too much lack of reform programs that could build the country in a better way. Togo has some parts where NGOs send food and water to the people to survive. IMF has made the foreign and every reform program has been halt.
The major recession in 2012-2013 in Malawi was one of the reasons of economic gap in this state. Here there is much lack of basic health facilities and corruption has become of serious nature. Due to all of these reasons, Malawi has per capita GDP USD860 which is not satisfactory.
Eritrea has been unlucky for having intruders as its rulers for a very long time. This country has gone through serious economic and financial crisis. It remained under the rules of military, and in those days the poverty level became far more serious. GDP per capita of Eritrea is USD777.
Liberia has suffered from deadly virus ‘Ebola’. The virus took the lives of thousands of people and the government spent much money in healthcare programs. Still, the government here spends all the capital to eradicate this issue. As a result, Liberia has been suffering from extremely serious poverty. This country has lack of educational institutes, and the healthcare facilities are close to nil.
1. Central African Republic
Political instability is one of the core reasons of Central African Republic being one of the poorest countries in the world. The economic growth of this state has been destroyed due to military dictatorship and uncivilized civil rules. It has many resources of crude oil, diamond, gold and uranium, still it has per capita GDP only USD768.
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