10 Sad Facts About Poverty

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The devastating reality of poverty becomes clear when you begin to understand the facts. These following facts contain statistics to help educate you about issues facing humans in poverty.


1
20,000 children die worldwide every day due to poverty.

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

3
80% of humanity lives on less than US$10 per day.

4
1 billion people still defecate in the open, in the absence of a toilet.

5
The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American.

6
Picasso burned most of his early works to keep his apartment warm because he was poor.

7
In China, over 35 million people still live in caves.

8
64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries: India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Congo.

9
U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.

10
Almost 1/4 of all humans live without electricity - approximately 1.6 billion people.