25 Depressing Statistics About The World We Live In

Posted by , Updated on July 1, 2015


Look out your window. Isn’t a beautiful day? You’re probably brimming with optimism as you prepare what in your mind is going to be a perfect, glorious day of positivity. But just in case you were feeling really good about yourself today, allow us to hit you with a strong dose of depressing reality (because who doesn’t like reality…actually there’s a lot of people who don’t like reality). These are 25 depressing statistics about the world we live in.

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There are nearly 210 million orphans in the world

orphanageSource: projectonefourtythree.org

Nearly 15% of them will commit suicide before turning 18

gunSource: projectonefourtythree.org

75% of the total deaths during World War II were civilians (nearly 50 million people)

World War IISource: necrometrics.com

22,000 kids die every day because of poverty

poor childrenSource: UNICEF

A typical cow in the European Union receives a government subsidy of $2.20 a day. The cow earns more than 1.2 billion of the world's poorest people.

cowSource: Mark Vaile, Australian trade minister in 2005

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