Fun Facts #1: Poverty

This is going to be a very somber post about poverty around the world today… While considering the posts and the stats, please also consider some issues like income inequality; why is poverty concentrated only in some particular regions; Are richer nations obligated to help the poorer nations? Could this issue on poverty be resolved? If possible, how are we to resolve it?

#1: 20,000 children die worldwide everyday due to poverty.

#2: Nearly 1 billion people will go to bed hungry tonight.

#3: 80% of humanity lives on less than USD10 a day.  #4: If you earn more than USD21,000 a year, you are part of the top 4% richest in the world.

#5: According to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.

#6: 53% of all Americans earn less than USD$30,000 a year.

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