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In Brief: Nine million Afghans living on less than a dollar a day - survey

Photo: Abdullah Shaheen/IRIN
Nine million Afghans survive on less than 66 US cents a day
KABUL, 5 November 2009 (IRIN) - The average per capita monthly expenditure of nine million Afghans is less than 66 US cents a day, and millions of other Afghans spend about $42 a month, according to a summary of Afghanistan’s new National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA).

NRVA 2007/08 was produced by the government with European Union funding and in collaboration with aid agencies.

A bleak picture is painted:








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Theme(s): Children, Economy, Education, Water & Sanitation,

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