Alarming World Poverty Statistics
Wednesday October 15, 2008
- More than 800 million people suffer from malnutrition.
- The United States spends 0.16% of its budget on aid to poor countries, the second lowest percentage among all developed countries.
- A worker in Bangladesh making garments for Disney would have to work 210 years in order to earn what Disney’s CEO gets paid in one hour.
- 35,000 children a day die from diseases related to malnutrition, or 1 every 2 seconds.
- Over three billion people (roughly half the world’s population) live on less than two dollars a day.
Take a look at you and me, are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads and look the other way