by Navid Felker
Shocking reports from Iran indicate that there are thousands of people in Iran willing to sell their organs in order to make ends meet. The practice has shocked the international community but it is becoming more and more commonplace in Iran.
More people than ever before are falling into extreme poverty – or the absolute poverty category as it is known. Absolute poverty is when a household’s income is below a specified level meaning that the family is unable to meet the most basic of needs including sustenance, clean and potable water, healthcare, shelter and education. The United Nations defines absolute poverty as a major deprivation of basic human needs that is not just dependent upon income, but also on access to services.