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Poorest Countries in Asia 2015 – By GDP per capita

/ January 2, 2015

7) Kyrgyzstan – GDP per capita: $2,380

Poverty and hunger are major issues in this former Soviet Republic. Almost half the population of this country lives below the poverty line. Often the hunger crisis in Kyrgyzstan is exacerbated by natural disasters.

Kyrgyzstan-Poverty

6) Tajikistan – GDP per capita: $2,373

Around 50 percent of the population of Tajikistan is poor. The nation’s economy never really recovered from the civil war. Poverty is widespread in Tajikistan. Recurring natural disasters have only added to the problem.

Dushanbe, Capital of Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Capital of Tajikistan

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