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World in Progress: Factbox world population

July 8, 2020

There are almost 8 billion people in the world, and the population is still continuing to grow. July 11th marks World Population Day. More and more people means a greater burden on the environment, and on governments trying to make sure their citizens have access to food, schooling and jobs in the future. While the population globally is aging, the number of young people in Africa is surging.