25 Sobering Statistics On Global Poverty That Might Upset You

Everyone knows there is poverty in the world. But what exactly does that mean? These are 25 sobering statistics on global poverty that might upset you.

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Last year, about 70 million children of primary school age were not in school

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Nearly a billion people celebrated the coming of the 21st century without being able to read a book or sign their name

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Preventable diseases like Malaria afflict nearly 500 million people every year

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Africa alone accounts for roughly 1 million deaths due to Malaria annually. Most of them are children

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Speaking of children, there are 2.2 billion children in the world.

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