GLOBAL Statistics on POVERTY
At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
- The poorest 40 percent of the world's population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.
- Around 27 percent of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. The two regions that account for the bulk of the deficit are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
According to UNICEF, nearly 30,000 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."
- If current trends continue, the Millennium Development Goals target of halving the proportion of underweight children will be missed by 30 million children, largely because of slow progress in Southern Asia and sub-Sahar an Africa.
- More than 80 percent of the world's population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.
"It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He Is also in every stopping place."
• Raquel Arrais Travel to SAD
• Heather-Dawn Small Travel to NAD
• Dorothy Watts
• Women living in poverty
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• April 7: World Health Day
• April 1-5: Spring Meetings at General Conference Headquarters
• May 10: Scholarship applications due at General Conference
• June 13: Women's Ministries Emphasis Day