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Global Poverty Global Warming Global Population
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Nobody ever died from overpopulation. Or did they?
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“We poor people are invisible to others - just as blind people cannot see, they cannot see us.” Source: World Bank Global Poverty
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More than one billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day. Another 2.7 billion struggle to survive on less than two dollars per day.
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In Africa alone, about twelve million young children die of poverty every year. The majority of these die from completely preventable diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia as well as conditions such as malnutrition. In fact, every 30 seconds an African child dies of malaria. M ore than 50 percent of Africans suffer from water- related diseases such as cholera and infant
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"Lack of work worries me. My children were hungry and I told them the rice is cooking, until they fell asleep from hunger." — an older man from Bedsa, Egypt Source: UN M illennium Project, World Bank
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“When I leave for school in the mornings I don’t have any breakfast. At noon there is no lunch, in the evening I get a little supper, and that is not enough. So when I see another child eating, I watch him, and if he doesn’t give me something I think I ’m going to die of hunger.” —A 10-year-old child, Gabon 1997
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20 percent go to secondary school. Around the world, a total of 114 million children do not get even a basic education and 584 million women are illiterate.
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“Don’t ask me what poverty is because you have met it outside my house. Look at the house and count the number of holes. Look at my utensils and the clothes that I am wearing. Look at everything and write what you see. What you see is poverty.” —A poor man, Kenya 1997 Source: UN M illennium Project, World Bank
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M ore than 800 million people go to bed hungry every day. ..300 million are children. M ore than one billion people still use unsafe sources of drinking water. Four out of every ten people in the world don’t have access even to a simple latrine.
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I n 1960, Africa was a net exporter of food; today the continent imports one- third of its grain. Above 80 percent of farmers in Africa are women. M ore than 40 percent of women in Africa do not have access to basic education. The children of a woman with five years of primary school education have a survival rate 40 percent higher than children of women with no education. A woman living in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. This compares with a 1 in 3,700 risk for a woman from North America. Almost half of births in developing countries take place without the help of a skilled birth attendant.
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“We know that cutting down trees will cause water shortages and that making charcoal can cause forest fires, but we have no choice. Because we lack food, we have to exploit the forest….” —A resident of Ha Tinh, Vietnam Source: World Bank Poverty & Population
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Affluence & Population The average American generates four pounds of solid trash per day - or 1,460 pounds per year.
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