Global Poverty 101

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Death by Birthplace: 7 countries are home to 58% of the world’s hungry: India, China, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Tanzania

    • Almost 3 billion people lack access to toilets and almost 1 billion lack access to clean drinking water
    • “The poorest 20% of the world’s children are twice as likely as the richest 20% to be stunted by poor nutrition and to die before their 5th birthday.”
    • 2.7 million newborns worldwide die within their first month of life
    • Almost 200 million children under the age of 5 in developing regions are underweight for their age
    • 179 million infants in the least developed countries are not protected from diseases by routine immunization
    • 3.2 million children under the age of 15 currently live with HIV
    • 161 million children do not attend primary school

                      UNICEF

 

The number of people suffering from hunger is greater than
the population of the U.S., Canada and EU combined.
WFP

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What would it cost to end world hunger by 2030?
World hunger can be eliminated with an additional $265 billion per year in additional resources.
FAO

How does that compare to other political priorities?
$612 billion: 2016 U.S. Defense Budget
$283 billion: Interest Payment on Debt
$324.1 billion: Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program

White House

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