in the developing world

Humanity Divided is a UN report which analyses global inequality trends around the world. It identifies their causes, their impact, and the ways in which they can be reduced.

Shocking facts

Although we are living in a much richer world overall, the inequalities within and between countries are sharper and more extreme, and potentially a threat to long-term social and economic development.


Women in rural areas are up to 3 times more likely to die while giving birth than women living in urban centres. 


Children in the lowest wealth quintiles were up to three 3 times more likely to die before their 5th birthday than children born in the highest wealth quintiles in some regions.

Disabled people

People with disabilities are up to 5 times more likely than average to incur catastrophic health expenditures during their lifetimes

Less inequality. More inclusion.

We need a more inclusive pattern of growth, and we need ensure that people with disabilities are taken into consideration in the Post 2015 Development Agenda, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals.

The new development agenda will influence international cooperation and the focus of international aid, therefore this is a top priority for the disability community allover the world.

You can read the full report here, or follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #humanitydivided. You can also read more about what ADD has been doing to put disability on the agenda.

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