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The Statistics

The Global statistics of poverty.

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• One-third of deaths—some 18 million people a year or 50, 000 a day—are due to poverty-related
causes.
• 600 million of the world’s children live in absolute poverty.
• 800 million people go to bed hungry every day.
• Every year, almost 11 million children die before their fifth birthday. That’s 30,000 children a day.
Most of these children live in developing countries and die from a disease or a combination of
diseases that could be prevented or treated if the means were there. Sometimes, the cause is
as simple as the lack of antibiotics for treating pneumonia or oral rehydration salts for diarrhea.
Malnutrition contributes to over half of these deaths.
• According to the Worldwatch Institute the annual expenditure of pet food in Europe and the
United States is $17 billion. With an annual investment of $19 billion, we can eliminate global
hunger and malnutrition.

 

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/education/current/system/files/Poverty.pdf

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Chng Peng Hao's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:01 AM

I feel that this children who died out of malnutrition should really be pitied as they are only young children who should be enjoying their childhood instead of woorying about their nutritions consumage..Also  with refernce to the statisitics one-third of the deaths of the world is poverty related which is a really sad thing as this could be prevented with easy methods such as other countries lending a helping hand to these people. I know that each country most only act for its own profit but as humans lkiving in the same world we should lend a helping to those in times of extreme needs. Also with a investment of 19billion dollars these issues can be exterminated.

Ray Kang's comment, February 3, 2014 1:31 AM
I partially Marcus's insight. However, I think dealing with poverty is not only government's responsibily, everyone should take action to save the poor people. For example we can take part in some charity events, donate money and clothes to the poor.
Shafiz de Spegabomb's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:56 AM

I really wonder why there are so many people who are suffering poverty. This shows that many people are not ready to help or they don’t know about poverty. If this happens the population of people suffering from poverty would increase. I also wonder will the rich help the people who are suffering from poverty. Or have they even thought of poverty? I hope that the rich would help as much as there can. It is also good if somebody can take the initiative to organise some events like raising funds. Same like a events called ‘slipper race’ the total defense edition. The event main objective was to raise funds from people who are suffering from poverty. I believe that more events like this can help to decrease the population poverty.

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Wants vs Needs

Wants vs Needs | Poverty around the world | Scoop.it
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We discussed the difference between the terms “needs” and “wants” in class.

Now i would like you to list the top five “needs” for your survival and the top five things you “want” in your life, ranking both lists in order of importance using the template above. 

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Student Poverty Australia

A emotive video which highlights the issues of student poverty in Australia. In particular, some of the statistics around International Students, and issues ...
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The Basic needs

The Basic needs | Poverty around the world | Scoop.it
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Poverty can be described as a person’s inability to access the basic needs for survival.
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Characteristics of Poverty

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