Did You Know??
- There are 7 billion people in the world. 34% — or 2.4 billion — are children.
- 1.4 billion children live in poverty. This means that they are severely deprived of adequate food, drinking water, decent sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education, and information.
- Almost 20% of the world’s population — or 1.4 billion people — live on less than $1 a day. That’s 1 in every 5 people living on less than $365 a year.
- Each day 21,000 children die before reaching their fifth birthday. That equals nearly 7.6 million children each year. It is as if every single child under five in the United States died over the next two years.