Poverty A world crisis

Child poverty worldwide
  • There are 1 billion children living in poverty worldwide
  • According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day from poverty
  • Every year, 2 million children die from preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia because they cannot afford proper treatment
  • As of 2011, 19 million children worldwide are not vaccinated
  • Every year, 1.4 million die from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
  • A child dies every 10 seconds from hunger-related diseases
  • Rodarte, Priscilla. (2014, June 23) 10 Facts About Children Living in Poverty Retrieved from http://borgenproject.org/10-facts-children-living-poverty/
Poverty in New Zealand
  • There are around 622,000 people in poverty in this country
  • Some groups are more likely than others to be in poverty: Beneficiaries, children, Maori and Pacific peoples, and sole parents are more likely to experience poverty than other groups.
  • Contrary to the popular myth, people in poverty don’t spend all their money on alcohol, smokes and gambling
  • Employment alone does not solve poverty and unemployment remains high
  • New Zealand can afford to look after our own
  • The gap between the rich and the poor is large and shows little sign of declining
  • New Zealand council of Christian Social services. Retrieved from The gap between the rich and the poor is large and shows little sign of declining
Causes for poverty
  • Causes for poverty:
  • History-Many of the poorest nations in the world were former colonies from which slaves and resources had been systematically extracted for the benefit of colonizing countries.
  • War and political instability- It is a telling sign that the poorest countries in the world have all experienced civil war and serious political upheaval at some point in the 20th century, and many of them have weak governments that cannot or do not protect people against violence.
  • National debt- Many poor countries carry significant debt due to loans from wealthier nations and international financial institutions. Poorer nations owe an average of $2.30 in debt for every $1 received in grant aid.
  • Vulnerability to natural disasters- In regions of the world that are already less wealthy, recurrent or occasional catastrophic natural disasters can pose a significant obstacle to eradicating poverty. The effects of flooding in Bangladesh, drought in the Horn of Africa and the 2005 earthquake in Haiti are examples of the ways in which vulnerability to natural disasters can be devastating to affected countries.
  • https://borgenproject.org/what-causes-global-poverty/
What will it take to end poverty?

There are many different ways in which the world can start to progressively decrease the amount of poverty found on our planet but there are a number of key strategies that can really move this recovery process along at a faster rate, these strategies being: quality education, access to health care, water and sanitation and economic security. hopefully by using these tools as well as we possible we can undo the horrible reality of poverty. http://plancanada.ca/5-ways-to-end-poverty

So what are the nations in the world most affected by poverty?
  • 1. Democratiic republic of Condo
  • 2. Liberia
  • 3. Zimbabwe
  • 4. Burundi
  • 5. Eritrea
  • 6. Central African republic
  • 7. Niger
  • 8. Sierre Leone
  • 9. Malawi
  • 10. Togo
  • http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/world/poorest-countries-in-the-world/
Why we should care!

Poverty has always been around since the creation of the idea of monetary value, and it will be around for a long time yet but that doesn't mean we don't fight it. Of course poverty will not be overcome in our lifetimes but we as a race should care more and do more to aid those in need because at the end of the day we all share this one roof that is Earths sky, and we all need to look out for one another, no matter what race gender or ideals are. If we all came together more then we could one day see a world poverty free.

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