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Please take  a moment to read these very important and alarming statistics.


Water - Resource: Charitywater.org 

  • 1 billion people are without access to clean water
  • 80% of diseases are caused by unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation
  • Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war

Nutrition/ Hunger - Resource: Foods Resource Bank 

  • One in six Americans are hungry
  • Worldwide 925 million are undernourished. 578 million are in Asia and the Pacific. 239 million of these are in Subsaharan Africa
  • In 2009, 43.6 million Americans lived in poverty; 50.2 million lived in food insecure households
  • World Hunger Education Service

Hand-washing - Resource : CDC's Guidelines for Less Developed Countries

  • 1.6 million deaths a year are attributed to preventable diseases spread through unsafe water, poor sanitation, and lack of hygiene
  • Hand washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection
  • Washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrhea disease and death by up to 50%
  • Even under circumstances where clean water is not available, evidence indicates that hygiene practices using unsafe water are beneficial to reducing the spread of disease and are better than not washing at all
  • In addition to water, another hygiene challenge in less developed countries is access to soap. Even when soap is available, it is typically used for laundry and bathing instead of for hand washing

Human trafficking/ Sex industry - Resource: Polaris Project Human Trafficking Statistics 

  • 27 million people are in modern slavery worldwide
  • 70% of human trafficking victims are females who are trafficked into the sex trade
  • 1 million children are exploited by the global sex trade every year
  • 244,000 American children and youth are estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation

Sexual Abuse - Resource: Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network

  • 1 in 4 females will be sexually abused by the time they are 18.For males, the number is 1 in 6

Income Generation for Women - Resource: Women for Women 

  • Women reinvest 90% of their income in families and communities. Men typically reinvest 30 - 40% of income in their families and communities

Infant and Maternal Mortality - Resource: Save a Mother 

  • Worldwide, an average of 49.4 infants per 1000 die. In some countries, like Afghanistan and Angola, the infant mortality rate is as high as 151.95 and 180.21 respectively
  • 90% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries
  • The major direct causes of maternal mortality include hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labor. Many of these deaths are preventable
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