One in five people in Philippines lives in extreme poverty

Experts say 20 percent of Filipino children are underweight and the Philippines ranks ninth in the world for the number of children with stunted growth.

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    About one in five of the Philippines's 106 million people lives in extreme poverty, getting by on less than $2 a day. Many, including children, work long hours as street vendors or labourers to make enough to feed themselves. Hunger occurs the most in the agriculture and fishing sectors where 70 percent of workers are poor.

    Al Jazeera's Jamila Alindogan met some of those struggling to earn a living and feed themselves in the capital Manila.


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