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More than one billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day. Find out statistics and facts about child poverty on Kidspress Magazine!

  • 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty.
  • 75 percent of the world’s poorest countries are located in Africa.
  • 870 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat.
    More than 92 percent of Americans participate at some level of charitable giving.

    More than 92 percent of Americans participate at some level of charitable giving.

  • Every 3.6 seconds a person dies from hunger.
  • A child is born into poverty every 33 seconds.
  • As of 2011, 19 million children worldwide are not vaccinated.
  • 10.6 million children died in the year of 2003 before they could reach the age of 5!
  • Approximately 1.6 billion people live without electricity.
  • 783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water.
  • 58 percent of deaths in children under age five are caused by infectious diseases.
  • Country with highest number of under five deaths: India.
  • 218 million children aged 5 – 17 are involved in child labor worldwide.
  • 42% of homeless children are under the age of 6.
  • One out of four children – roughly 146 million – in developing countries is underweight.
  • There are seven million children in the US today that are not covered by health insurance at all.
  • One out of every seven Americans is on food stamps and one out of every four American children is on food stamps.
  • More than 1 billion people lack adequate access to clean drinking water and an estimated 400 million of these are children.
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