*77 million is so large a figure it's difficult to visualise. But, as a point of reference close to or even encompassing home, 77 million people living in deep poverty equals:

UNITED STATES – the entire populations of Colorado, Alabama, Oregon, Minnesota, South Carolina, West Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Arkansas, Utah, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, Idaho, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming, and Washington DC

EUROPE – the combined populations of London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Istanbul, Athens, Vienna, Warsaw, Barcelona, Moscow, Madrid, Munich, Milan, Prague, St Petersburg, plus the entire population of Ireland and the whole of Sweden.