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Child Poverty Facts

  • According to UNICEF, 30000+ children die each day due to poverty, or over 9.8 million children a year.
  • Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn't happen.
  • The death rate for children under the age of 5 is an unbelievable 210000 week, approx 11 million a year.
  • 1 billion children, every 2nd child in the world is currently in poverty.
  • 640 million children go without adequate shelter.
  • 400 million children do not have access to safe water.
  • 270 million children have no access to health services.
  • 1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
  • 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized.
  • 15 million children are orphaned yearly due to HIV/AIDS.

**Please Note: All the information above has been referenced from the following: State of the World's Children, 2005, UNICEF.

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Online Children Charities:

1.) Children International:

Since 1936 Children International's mission has been to help children living in dire poverty. Through the generosity of contributors they provide needy children with a variety of programs and services to meet their basic needs, enhance their human dignity and raise their physical and educational levels in a meaningful, lasting way.

Today they help children in 9 countries - Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. And through programs in the West Bank/Jerusalem area, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, giving hope to children affected by extreme poverty.

For only $18 per month, you can sponsor a needy child to grow up healthy and educated.

Children International, Helps give a desperately poor child a hope for a brighter future.

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2.) World Vision Ie: (Part of World Vision International.)

World Vision wants every child to live life in all its' fullness; their prayer for every heart, and a will to make it so. They offer you the opportunity to make a difference, worldwide.

World Vision helps communities, families and their children trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty to overcome difficult circumstances and achieve their dreams of self-sufficiency.

You can help make those dreams come true for a child through a small monthly donation that will change a life for the better.

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