World Poverty

Poor Children ‘die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.’ – UNICEF

-About 1.345 billion poor people in developing countries live on $1.25 a day or less. Almost half the world – over three billion people – live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80 percent of people live on less than $10 a day. (World Bank)
-One in eight people throughout the world suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. About 852 million hungry people live in developing countries, representing 15 percent of those countries’ population. Sixteen million people are undernourished in developed countries. (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization)
-More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for fiver percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of the world income. (United Nations Development Programme, June 2006)
-More than 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. (UNICEF)

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