World Hunger facts


World Health Organization Regions.

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  • Every year 15 million children die of hunger
  • Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger
  • The assets of the world’s three richest men are more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries on the planet.
  • For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years
  • Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion – a majority of humanity – live on less than $1 per day, while the world’s 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world’s people. UNICEF
  • 37% of food bank users are children; 293,677 children relied on donated food in 2009One out of every eight children under the age of twelve in the U.S. goes to bed hungry every night.
  • The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- Since you’ve entered this site at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year.
  • 3,252,134 million meals were served by food banks with meal programs in one month in 2009
  • To satisfy the world’s sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year.

 

Sources: http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm , http://www.mazoncanada.ca/canadian-hunger-statistics.html

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