#EndPovertyFriday - Fighting Poverty

As countries develop, how can we ensure the most vulnerable people are not forgotten? Here are some of the most popular #EndPovertyFriday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on fighting poverty- we’d love your input!

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  1. Women drawing water from a pump in South Sudan
    The ongoing violence is causing food shortages. Close to 4 million people face extreme hunger. The conflict has also affected the ability of the government to provide basic services, such as water, sanitation and healthcare #EndPovertyFriday
    Photo: UNMAS/Justyna Pietralik
  2. Women drawing water from a pump in South Sudan ...
  3. A trader weighs gold nuggets near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The top five countries, in terms of poverty density, are the Democratic Republic of Congo (where 88% of the population is below the poverty line), Liberia (84%), Burundi and Madagascar (81% each), and Zambia (75%). Photograph: Stringer/REUTERS
  4. Nine-year-old Alvaro helps out with the family's alpacas and llamas since his father died. He was one of the few children in the book who attends school. Photo: Renée C. Byer
  5. Students enjoy a humorous moment with their teacher. Education has wide-ranging effects throughout society and links directly to poverty reduction efforts. ©UNDP Burundi
  6. South Sudan: An internally displaced elderly woman awaits her ration of emergency food aid. We support economic recovery and reintegration efforts that give equal livelihood opportunities to women, including access to land and credit. ©Tim McKulka/UN
  7. "Between now and 2015, we must make sure that promises made become promises kept. The consequences of doing otherwise are profound: death, illness and despair, needless suffering, lost opportunities for millions upon millions of people" -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon