We see a world where disadvantaged, vulnerable, at risk communities in remote areas receive the essential support services they need in order to survive and thrive. They are edified and they have hope.


World Bank and other international organisations adopt $1.90 per person per day threshold as the standard for extreme poverty. This reflects the minimum consumption and income level required to meet a person’s basic needs.

Rural areas account for three in every four people living on less than US$1 a day and a similar share of the world population suffering from malnutrition. 

1/6 of the world’s population = 1.4 billion people lack the ability to fulfill basic needs. Almost half the world — over 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. 

Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names. 

Approximately 790 million people in the developing world are still chronically undernourished, almost two-thirds of whom reside in Asia and the Pacific. 

In developing countries some 2.5 billion people are forced to rely on biomass—fuelwood, charcoal and animal dung—to meet their energy needs for cooking. Indoor air pollution resulting from the use of solid fuels [by poorer segments of society] is a major killer. It claims the lives of 1.5 million people each year, more than half of them below the age of five: that is 4000 deaths a day. To put this number in context, it exceeds total deaths from malaria and rivals the number of deaths from tuberculosis. 

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world). 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000 children per day).

Infectious diseases continue to blight the lives of the poor across the world; HIV/AIDS, malaria. Water problems affect half of humanity

Source: http://www.globalissues.org/article/4/poverty-around-the-world 

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