Does the US suffer from extreme poverty?

The United Nations expert on extreme poverty says he was shocked by what he saw during a two-week tour of the US.

    The United Nations expert on extreme poverty says he was shocked by what he saw during a two-week tour of the United States.

    Lack of a sewage system in parts of Alabama and political neglect compounding the impact of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico are a part of his findings.

    Philip Alston will be presenting his preliminary findings and recommendations on Friday.

    Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports.


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