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30 Hour Famine

World Visions 30 Hour Famine

Global Hunger & Poverty Facts

Nearly 3 billion people, half the world?s population, live on less than $2 a day.

The World Bank Group Annual Report 2004

1.1 billion people live on less than $1 per day.

UNDP 2004 Human Development Report

Every day, over 29,000 children die from preventable diseases (such as malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections), totaling 10.6 million children per year.

UNICEF State of the World?s Children 2005

More than 852 million people in the world are malnourished , 815 million of them are in developing countries.

FAO State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004

300 million children around the world suffer from hunger.

UNICEF 2005

In developing countries, one child in 10 dies before his or her fifth birthday. By comparison, in the U.S. one child in 165 will die before turning five years old.

Bread for the World Hunger Basics 2004

Children who are moderately underweight are more than four times more likely to die from infectious diseases than are well-nourished children.

UNDP Human Development Report 2005

Each year more than 20 million low birth weight babies are born in the developing world. Low birth weight babies face increased risk of dying in infancy and of stunted physical and cognitive growth during childhood. As adults their capacity and earnings may decrease, and women are at risk of giving birth to low birth weight babies themselves.

FAO State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004

The number of food crises around the world has risen since 1980, from an average of 15 per year to 30 per year. Man-made food crises have more than doubled since 1992 from about 15 percent to more than 35 percent.

FAO State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004

So what does this mean to us at Windy Cove?

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