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Poorest Countries in Asia 2015 – By GDP per capita

/ January 2, 2015

5) Yemen – GDP per capita: $2,351

Yemen has the lowest HDI rank among the Arab countries. More than 45 percent of nation’s population is impoverished. Many programs are in place to raise the standard of living of the people, but most of them have been inadequate to meet the needs of the people.

A young boy at Northern Yemen, Mazraq refugee camp waits in line for food

A young boy at Northern Yemen, Mazraq refugee camp waits in line for food

4) Nepal – GDP per capita: $2,310

Nepal is struggling to overcome the legacy of a 10-year Maoist insurrection. Political instability is one of the main reasons for poverty in Nepal.

Slum of Kathmandu

Slum of Kathmandu

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