According to the World bank Development Indicators 2008 over three billion people in the world live on less than $2.50 a day. According to UNICEF over 25 000 children die each day due to poverty and that only counts children under the age of five.
Nearly one billion people at the beginning of the 21st century can not read a book…If the world took 1% of what they spent on weapons each year and spent it on education and school…every child in the world could be educated.
There are 1.1 billion people who have have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation in developing countries.
In the world today about two in three people that are lacking access to clean water exist on less than $2 a day, and one in three of them are living on less than $1 a day.
2.2 million children through out the world die each year because they are not immunized and over 1.8 million children die each year as a result of diarrhoea.
There are 2.2 billion children in the world and 1 billion of them live in poverty!!!
And yet in the year 1998 alone (and this number has gone up since then) $8 billion was spent on Cosmetics in America. $35 billion was spent on Business entertainment in Japan, $11 billion spent on ice cream in Europe. Think of what is spent on diet products and entertainment, fast food and other items that are frivolous. Think about how much certain CEO’s and company executives recieved in “Bonuses” for companies that still went bankrupt or were in dire trouble. And yet I doubt one of them worried about the children that died while they sipped their coffee and went on their vacations.