Nearly ____________ children die of hunger-related causes each day, according to the Catholic Relief Services and United Nations sources.
Nearly 16,000 children die of hunger-related causes each day and 25 percent of the world's children under 5 are undernourished, meaning they are not receiving the minimum amount of food essential for good health. ©2012 Catholic Relief Services. All Rights Reserved.
What percentage of the world's 1.3 billion poor are made up of women? Source: Catholic Relief Services
Of the world's 1.3 billion poor, women make up 70 percent. The United Nations reports that if women control family finances, priorities shift towards food and children's education.
Which industrialized country is the highest contributor per capita providing overseas aid?
Denmark is the highest contributor with $331 per person. Norway donates $298 while Japan donates $106. Sadly, the United States, one of the most wealthy countries in the world, donates only $33 per person. The United States ranks #18, according to Plan International, the World Bank and the United Nations.
According to Catholic Relief Services, what percentage of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty?
25.2 percent of the world’s population lives in extreme poverty, earning less than $1.25 per day. In the developing world, 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty, according to Bread for the World. ©2012 Catholic Relief Services. All Rights Reserved.
An estimated 17.5 million children (under age 18) have lost one or both parents to what disease?
An estimated 17.5 million children under the age of 18 have lost one or both parents to AIDS. 14.1 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the United Nations. ©2012 Catholic Relief Services. All Rights Reserved.
Nearly 20 percent of the world’s population supports their families through what means? Source: Catholic Relief Services
Nearly 20 percent of the world’s population supports their families through agriculture, caring for their families through income generated from farming, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. ©2012 Catholic Relief Services. All Rights Reserved.
Which is NOT the most successful method of breaking the poverty cycle?
Food parcels, which are only a very short term solution to eradicating poverty. Teaching people how to feed, clothe and shelter themselves will ensure long term success. This includes undertaking new income generating projects and education of the community in health matters as well.
13 percent of the world’s population does not have access to this resource. Source: Catholic Relief Services
13 percent of the world’s population does not have access to safe water, a life-giving resource. 40 percent of the population does not have access to an adequate sanitation facility — defined as one that hygienically prevents human contact with waste, according to Bread for the World. ©2012 Catholic Relief Services. All Rights Reserved.
53 percent of ________ in the world are not enrolled in school. Source: Catholic Relief Services
53 percent of girls in the world are not enrolled in school and 12.2 percent of primary school-aged children worldwide are not enrolled in school, according to the United Nations. ©2012 Catholic Relief Services. All Rights Reserved.
What area of the world has the highest number of hungry people?
The continent of Africa has the highest number of people living in chronic hunger.
How many calories a day does the average person need to live a healthy life?
The average adult requires 2,100 calories each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle without losing or gaining weight.
How often in the world does someone die of hunger?
Someone dies of hunger and malnutrition very 10 seconds worldwide. The vast majority are small children.
Hurricane Mitch devastated parts of the Caribbean in October 1998. Which country was most affected?
In Honduras, already Central America’s poorest nation, there were approximately 7,000 lives lost and 1.5 million people left displaced and homeless by the 1998 hurricane. Seventy percent of Hondura’s crops including 80 percent of the banana crop was lost. Estimated value was $900 million. In Nicaragua there were 3,800 deaths, 750,000 homeless and 30 percent of the coffee crop was destroyed. Other crops that were badly damaged were beans, sugar and bananas.
Adult literacy rates in some developing countries are appalling. Which of the following countries has the lowest and worst literacy rate?
The literacy rate of Niger is the lowest although Afghanistan is making a concerted effort to beat Niger out of first place. Unless the situation in Niger changes, which is not expected to happen for many years to come, it will continue to remain on the lowest rung of the ladder.