Poverty's Protecting People

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Poverty's Protecting People

Poverty's Protecting People

Our Mission:To support people who are in a state of poverty and help them get back on track in life.

Diseases:- 19,000 children under age 5 die by diseases that are preventable.- Pneumonia is the leading cause of death for children.- More than 95% of death from measles happens in developing countries. - 40 million people were living with HIV/ AIDS and there were 3 million deaths in 2004- 350~500 million cases of malaria with 1 million fatalites each year. - 90% of malaria deaths occur in Africa.- 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized. - There are 270 million that doesn't have access to health services in developing countries.

Water: - 1.6 billion people in developing countries have inadequare access to water. - Out of 1.9 billion children in developing countries, 400 million children live without access to safe drinking water. (That is 1 out of 5 children !) - 3.4 million people die from water related diseases.

Electricity: - 1.6 billion people in the world live without electricity. By regions it is: South Asia : 706 million Sub Saharan Africa: 547 million East Asia: 224 million Other: 101 million

Hunger:- 3 million children under age 5 die of malnutrition.- 1 in 7 people go to bed hungry everyday.- 925 million people don't have enough to eat. That is 98% of people living in developing countries. - About 27 to 28% of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted.

Education:-80% of children worldwide attend school. Only 66% attend school in a developing country. - 67 billion children of primary school age in a developing country cannot go to school. 57% of them were girls. (2005) - Worldwide, only 49% of children in secondary school attend school. - 121 million children live without education.

Statistics: - 50% of the world population live under $2.50 a day. That is over 3 billion people. - The two regions with the most poverty is Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. - According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day because of poverty.


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