Over 1.9 million households still struggle with poverty: Ministry

There remained more than 1.97 million poor and near-poor households nationwide based on the multi-dimensional poverty standards, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in 2022. The survey showed that the overall national poverty ratio was 7.52%, with 4.03% being poor households and 3.49% being near-poor families.

The northern midland and mountainous region led in both ratios of poor and near-poor households (14.23% and 7.69%, respectively), while the southeast region reported the lowest ratios at 0.21% and 0.13%, respectively.

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