Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Nearly half the world – over three billion people – live on less than $2.50 a day.

According to UNICEF, 26,500-30,000 children die each day due to poverty – that’s 18 children dying every minute, a child every three seconds.

About 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.

For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world: 640 million are without adequate shelter, 400 million do not have access to safe water, 270 million do not have access to health services.

About 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized.

About 1.6 billion people – a quarter of humanity – live without electricity.

Over nine million people, of which five million are children, die worldwide each year because of hunger and malnutrition.

Over 11 million children die each year from preventable causes like malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia.

About 20% of the population in the developed nations consume 86% of the world’s goods.

poorest 40% of the world’s population accounts for 5% of the global income. The richest 20% accounts for 75% of world income.

Around 27-28% of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted.