Facts about Poverty

"As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest." — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
  • More than 800 million people go to bed hungry every day…300 million are children.
  • Every 3.6 seconds another person dies of starvation and the large majority are children under the age of 5.
  • Every year six million children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday.
  • More than 40 percent of women in Africa do not have access to basic education.
  • If a girl is educated for six years or more, as an adult her prenatal care, postnatal care and childbirth survival rates, will dramatically and consistently improve.
  • Every minute, a woman somewhere dies in pregnancy or childbirth. This adds up to 1,400 women dying each day—an estimated 529,000 each year—from pregnancy-related causes.
  • Almost half of births in developing countries take place without the help of a skilled birth attendant.
  • Of these 300 million children, only eight percent are victims of famine or other emergency situations. More than 90 percent are suffering long-term malnourishment and micronutrient deficiency.
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