GP Fun Fact Poverty #2

Here is a continuation of our post on poverty. Take a look at these figures and think about the glaring divide between the haves and the haves-not. What are some of your feelings and thoughts?

#1: US families living in extreme poverty, living with less than USD$2 a day has doubled to 1.6 million since 1995.

#2: The riches 1% of the world population owns 48% of the world’s wealth.

#3: 64% of the world’s extreme poor live in just 5 countries: India, China, Nigeria, Congo and Bangladesh.

#4: More than 1/3 of Africa lacks clean water. That is nearly the total population of US and Canada combined.

#5: Less than 1% of the US budget goes towards fighting extreme poverty.

#6: 3 million children die from malnutrition every year.

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