Eleven harsh facts about global poverty are described below. Let us bring a positive change together to overcome this situation. We need to learn first and then only we can take initiatives.
Half People Of The World Is Poor
You will probably b surprised to know the fact that about the ½ of the world’s total population; 3 billion people have a daily expense of less than $2.5. And above 1.3 billion people comes under extreme poverty, they live on $1.25 a day.
Global Poverty Results In A High Child Death Rate
The number of children living in poverty is as large as $1 billion. UNICEF reports say that every day, 22,000 kids die because of poverty.
Scarcity Of Food Is Threatening Across The World
Approximately 805 million people don’t have enough food to eat. To decrease this number, food banks can play a significant role. If you want to do something for them, you can run a food donation center at a prime location in your locality. Ask your neighbors and local friends to donate some food so that those who cannot afford can have it.
Kids Are Suffering From Malnutrition Due To Global Poverty
A study in 2011 shows that 165 million children below five years had slow growth and development due to a lack of nutrition.
Infants Are Deprived Of Essential Vaccines
According to a 2013 report, 21.8 million children had not received the three necessary vaccines of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis because of the poor financial position.
Preventive Diseases Take The Lives Of A Huge Number Of Kids
Two million children die every year since they cannot afford adequate treatment for preventive diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea.
750 Million People Don’t Have Clean Water To Drink
Around 750 million people don’t have access to adequate drinking water. Unhygienic water causes diarrhea. Moreover, 8,42,000 people each year, which means 2,300 people every day die because of poor sanitation and hand hygiene.
Global Poverty – Less Than $10 A Day
80% of the world’s entire population is not financially strong, and they live on less than $10 a day.
Nearly a quarter of the total human all over the world cannot afford electricity. This means 1.4 billion people live with no electricity.
The Richest People Can Make A Significant Contribution To Bringing A Positive Shift
Oxfam gives an estimation that, annually, $60 billion is required to fight against the worst disease of poverty worldwide. This amount is less than the ¼ income of the world’s wealthiest persons. So, if they want, they can bring a change in the lives of the poor.
Hunger Is The Main Cause Of Death
Hunger is the reason behind massive death worldwide. The number of lives hunger takes every year is more than the deaths caused by HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, malaria taking together.
What Are The Ways To End Global Poverty?
We can contribute as per our capability to provide them food, medical expenses, education as well as clean drinking water. We, the people who are in better condition, have to come forward to help them. Then only, the poor people can be in a better place.